Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 December 2068 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 2 December 2068 at 05:21.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2068 after 3 days on 8 December 2068 at 23:42.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 852 of Meeus index or 1805 from Brown series.
Length of current 852 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 853 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠279.4°. 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 19:40, this is 16 days after last apogee on 19 November 2068 at 19:10 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 December 2068 at 15:04 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 366 315 km (227 618 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 807 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 041 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 24 November 2068 at 01:37 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 December 2068 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2068 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.658°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.669° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2068 at 01:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 8 December 2068 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.