Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 December 2083 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 9 December 2083 at 06:25.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2083 after 11 days on 24 December 2083 at 03:52.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1038 of Meeus index or 1991 from Brown series.
Length of current 1038 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1039 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2083 at 07:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 22 December 2083 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 128 km (229 366 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 372 km (252 508 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 December 2083 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer.
At 02:09 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 9 December 2083 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.302°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.297° in the next northern standstill on 23 December 2083 at 04:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 24 December 2083 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.