Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 December 2083 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 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.
Moon is passing about ∠25° 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".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2083.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 22 December 2083 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2084 at 20:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 436 km (251 926 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 232 km (222 595 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2083 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.297°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2083. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.325° in its southern standstill point on 6 January 2084 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.