Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 12 December 2058 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 8 December 2058 at 04:51.
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 about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2058 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2058 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 21 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 387 390 km (240 713 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 21 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 679 km (252 077 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 December 2058 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2058 at 15:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.007°. Next 4 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 3 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.