Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 December 2066 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2066.
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 828 of Meeus index or 1781 from Brown series.
Length of current 828 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2066. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 829 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2066 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus. 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 1 January 2067 at 14:49 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 113 km (251 726 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 354 km (252 497 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 30 December 2066 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2067 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 29 December 2066 at 18:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.938°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.918° in the next southern standstill on 13 January 2067 at 00:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.