Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 December 2059 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2059 after 2 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 12 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°).
2 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 December 2059 at 01:25 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 832 km (229 803 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 889 km (226 110 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 05:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 December 2059 at 07:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 05:03 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 6 December 2059 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.188°. Next 3 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 2 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.