Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 7 December 2071 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1948".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2071.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
9 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 370 642 km (230 306 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 998 km (225 556 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 December 2071 at 01:42 in ♍ Virgo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 24 November 2071 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.413°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.