Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 December 2073 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2073.
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 914 of Meeus index or 1867 from Brown series.
Length of current 914 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 915 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠22.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2073 at 22:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 December 2073 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 393 498 km (244 508 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 051 km (226 832 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 3 December 2073 at 22:40 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.261°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2073. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.262° in its southern standstill point on 28 December 2073 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.