Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 December 2080 Thursday 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 11 December 2080 at 07:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2080 after 14 days on 26 December 2080 at 17:03.
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 1001 of Meeus index or 1954 from Brown series.
Length of current 1001 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 1002 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.7°. 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2080 at 08:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 399 574 km (248 284 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 296 km (251 839 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 5 December 2080 at 06:12 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 19 December 2080 at 12:25 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 02:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.401°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.412° in its northern standstill point on 26 December 2080 at 07:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 26 December 2080 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.