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Moon phase on 9 December 2062 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 December 2062 at 03:28 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2062 after 6 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 778 of Meeus index or 1731 from Brown series.
Length of current 778 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 779 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
3 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2062 at 19:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 16 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 397 994 km (247 302 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 16 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 616 km (221 591 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 04:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 21 December 2062 at 21:32 in ♍ Virgo.
At 04:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 2 December 2062 at 12:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.324°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.313° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.