Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 15 December 2059 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 December 2059 at 04:50.
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 ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2059 after 3 days on 19 December 2059 at 02:11.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 741 of Meeus index or 1694 from Brown series.
Length of current 741 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 742 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠262.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠297.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 14 December 2059 at 10:07 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 December 2059 at 01:25 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 366 677 km (227 843 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 889 km (226 110 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 3 December 2059 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 December 2059 at 05:03 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 6 December 2059 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.188°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.159° in the next northern standstill on 19 December 2059 at 20:09 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 19 December 2059 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.