Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 17 December 2054 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 December 2054 at 22:41.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2055 after 26 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 679 of Meeus index or 1632 from Brown series.
Length of current 679 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 680 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠72.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠109.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2054 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 December 2054 at 16:08 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 367 953 km (228 635 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 712 km (228 486 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 5 December 2054 at 06:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 December 2054 at 23:30 in ♌ Leo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 16 December 2054 at 01:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.747°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.763° in the next southern standstill on 29 December 2054 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 28 December 2054 at 23:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.