Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 10 December 2076 Thursday 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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1949".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2076.
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 951 of Meeus index or 1904 from Brown series.
Length of current 951 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than next lunation 952 length.
Length of current synodic month is 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠290.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 1 December 2076 at 16:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 389 008 km (241 718 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 712 km (251 476 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 07:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 24 December 2076 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 07:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2076 at 01:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.107°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.101° in the next northern standstill on 12 December 2076 at 04:08 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.