Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 December 2055 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 17 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 27 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 15 December 2055 at 10:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 December 2055 at 05:00 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 367 750 km (228 509 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 566 km (251 386 mi).
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2055 at 12:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.161°. Next 2 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 1 day 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.