Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 15 December 2055 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 11 December 2055 at 15:05.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 18 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 691 of Meeus index or 1644 from Brown series.
Length of current 691 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 692 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠24.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠45.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:52, this is 16 days after last apogee on 29 November 2055 at 09:39 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 December 2055 at 05:00 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 365 611 km (227 180 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 103 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 745 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 8 December 2055 at 02:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2055 at 12:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.161°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.183° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2055 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 18 December 2055 at 08:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.