Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 December 2059 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 December 2059 at 02:11.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2060 after 27 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2059 at 01:25 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 392 513 km (243 896 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 322 km (251 234 mi).
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 December 2059 at 07:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 December 2059 at 20:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.159°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.156° in the next southern standstill on 3 January 2060 at 06:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 3 January 2060 at 16:40 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.