Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 December 2071 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 December 2071 at 11:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2072 after 13 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 890 of Meeus index or 1843 from Brown series.
Length of current 890 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 891 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠138.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠166.3°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 December 2071 at 10:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 321 km (251 233 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 839 km (252 177 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 14 December 2071 at 01:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2071 at 08:59 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 21 December 2071 at 16:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.491°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.460° in the next northern standstill on 4 January 2072 at 21:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.