Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 December 2079 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 December 2079 at 06:31.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 989 of Meeus index or 1942 from Brown series.
Length of current 989 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2079. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 990 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠174.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2080 at 19:49 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 265 km (251 820 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 505 km (221 522 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2079 at 23:44 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.189°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.224° in the next northern standstill on 6 January 2080 at 04:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.