Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 December 2080 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2080 after 10 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 5 days 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:18, this is 16 days after last perigee on 30 November 2080 at 07:40 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2080 at 06:47 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 296 km (251 839 mi) away from Earth. It is 112 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 413 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 December 2080 at 12:25 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 12 December 2080 at 02:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.401°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.412° in the next northern standstill on 26 December 2080 at 07:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 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.