Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 December 2069 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 21 December 2069 at 09:00.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2069 after 4 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.
Length of current 865 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 866 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.8°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 442 km (226 454 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 337 km (230 117 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 17:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 January 2070 at 18:42 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 13 December 2069 at 16:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.339°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.319° in the next northern standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.