Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 9 December 2079 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 28 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:48, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 291 km (222 010 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 217 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 065 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 4 December 2079 at 19:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 17:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.228°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.189° in its southern standstill point on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 23 December 2079 at 06:31 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.