Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 December 2081 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2081.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1013 of Meeus index or 1966 from Brown series.
Length of current 1013 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 1014 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠52.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2081 at 00:48 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 382 994 km (237 981 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 264 km (230 071 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 7 December 2081 at 17:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 December 2081 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 08:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.126°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2081. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.138° in its southern standstill point on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.