Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 13 December 2057 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 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 ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% 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 27 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39.
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 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:08, this is 15 days after last perigee on 27 November 2057 at 20:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2057 at 07:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 205 km (252 404 mi) away from Earth. It is 797 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 504 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 December 2057 at 08:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 December 2057 at 21:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.523°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.515° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2057 at 12:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 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.