Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 13 December 2077 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 7 December 2077 at 07:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 15 days on 29 December 2077 at 10:45.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 963 of Meeus index or 1916 from Brown series.
Length of current 963 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 964 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2077 at 10:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 December 2077 at 02:40 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 398 717 km (247 751 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 754 km (229 133 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 09:35 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 26 December 2077 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2077 at 01:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.488°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.467° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 15 December 2077 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.