Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 December 2079 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 1 December 2079 at 16:13.
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 ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2079 after 4 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 988 of Meeus index or 1941 from Brown series.
Length of current 988 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 2 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 989 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠174.6°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 378 934 km (235 459 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 291 km (222 010 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 19:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra.
At 19:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2079 at 04:46 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.260°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.228° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2079 at 17:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.