Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 December 2083 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 16 December 2083 at 01:13.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2083 after 1 day on 24 December 2083 at 03:52.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:30, this is 13 days after last perigee on 9 December 2083 at 07:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2084 at 20:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 372 km (252 508 mi) away from Earth. It is 964 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 337 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 12 December 2083 at 02:09 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2083 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 9 December 2083 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.302°. Next day 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 1 day 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.