Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 28 December 2077 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 December 2077 at 13:56.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 1 day 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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 964 of Meeus index or 1917 from Brown series.
Length of current 964 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 965 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.9°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 25 December 2077 at 02:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 January 2078 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 375 759 km (233 486 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 319 km (251 232 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 26 December 2077 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 January 2078 at 15:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.467°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.449° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2077 at 11:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 29 December 2077 at 10:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.