Quarter ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 December 2058 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 30 November 2058 at 03:17.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2058 after 23 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 728 of Meeus index or 1681 from Brown series.
Length of current 728 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes longer than next lunation 729 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠294°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.5°. 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 07:43, this is 15 days after last perigee on 20 November 2058 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 27 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 781 km (251 519 mi) away from Earth. It is 627 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 928 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2058 at 23:07 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 December 2058 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2058 at 15:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.007°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.991° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2058 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 15 December 2058 at 16:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.