Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 December 2079 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 15 December 2079 at 06:43.
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 about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 20 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. 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 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 388 958 km (241 687 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 703 km (252 714 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 08:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 31 December 2079 at 23:44 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2079 at 17:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.228°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.189° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 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.