Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 31 December 2055 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 December 2055 at 22:29.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 2 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 692 of Meeus index or 1645 from Brown series.
Length of current 692 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 693 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠45.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠75.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 27 December 2055 at 05:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 January 2056 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 397 442 km (246 959 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 190 km (230 025 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 January 2056 at 07:42 in ♌ Leo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2055 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.183°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.189° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2056 at 21:00 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.