Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 December 2075 Monday 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 1 day on 7 December 2075 at 23:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2075 after 12 days on 22 December 2075 at 08:48.
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 939 of Meeus index or 1892 from Brown series.
Length of current 939 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2075. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 940 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:28, this is 12 days after last apogee on 27 November 2075 at 06:17 in ♋ Cancer. 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 24 December 2075 at 19:52 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 359 912 km (223 639 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 596 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 444 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 06:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 22 December 2075 at 18:35 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.506°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2075. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.513° in its northern standstill point on 23 December 2075 at 08:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 22 December 2075 at 08:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.