Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 December 2071 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 November 2071 at 21:06.
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 about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2071 after 2 days on 7 December 2071 at 06:57.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 889 of Meeus index or 1842 from Brown series.
Length of current 889 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 890 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠102.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠138.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 27 November 2071 at 16:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 384 388 km (238 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 998 km (225 556 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 1 December 2071 at 07:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 December 2071 at 01:42 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 24 November 2071 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.413°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.456° in the next northern standstill on 8 December 2071 at 10:00 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 7 December 2071 at 06:57 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.