Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 5 December 2080 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 3 December 2080 at 22:52.
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 first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2080 after 21 days on 26 December 2080 at 17:03.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1000 of Meeus index or 1953 from Brown series.
Length of current 1000 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 33 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1001 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠82.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 30 November 2080 at 07:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2080 at 08:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 369 650 km (229 690 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 296 km (251 839 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 06:12 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 19 December 2080 at 12:25 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 28 November 2080 at 22:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.451°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.401° in the next southern standstill on 12 December 2080 at 02:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 11 December 2080 at 07:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.