Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 December 2059 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2059.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:25, this is 3 days after last apogee on 14 December 2059 at 10:07 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 8 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 363 889 km (226 110 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 381 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 467 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 16 December 2059 at 05:03 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 December 2059 at 07:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 6 December 2059 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.188°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.