Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 9 December 2071 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 7 December 2071 at 06:57.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2072 after 27 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:47, this is 11 days after last apogee on 27 November 2071 at 16:12 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 December 2071 at 10:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 362 998 km (225 556 mi) away from Earth. It is 490 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 358 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 December 2071 at 01:42 in ♍ Virgo.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 8 December 2071 at 10:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.456°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.491° in the next southern standstill on 21 December 2071 at 16:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 21 December 2071 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.