Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 27 December 2058 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 22 December 2058 at 08:27.
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 ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2058 after 2 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25.
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 729 of Meeus index or 1682 from Brown series.
Length of current 729 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 730 length.
Length of current synodic month is 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.1°. 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°).
21 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 389 183 km (241 827 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 679 km (252 077 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 05:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 10 January 2059 at 18:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 05:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2058 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.991°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.970° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2058 at 22:55 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.