Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 December 2057 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 11 December 2057 at 00:46.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2058 after 28 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 716 of Meeus index or 1669 from Brown series.
Length of current 716 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 8 minutes longer than next lunation 717 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠339°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2057 at 20:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2057 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 433 km (251 924 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 205 km (252 404 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 11 December 2057 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 December 2057 at 08:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.523°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2057. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.515° in its southern standstill point on 26 December 2057 at 12:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 26 December 2057 at 01:22 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.