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Moon phase on 5 December 2084 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 December 2084 at 13:57 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2084 after 6 days on 12 December 2084 at 03:19.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1050 of Meeus index or 2003 from Brown series.
Length of current 1050 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 1051 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠326.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of perigee on 29 November 2084 at 22:16 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 15 December 2084 at 20:52 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 372 132 km (231 232 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 775 km (252 137 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 30 November 2084 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2084 at 19:14 in ♋ Cancer.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 28 November 2084 at 18:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.903°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.896° in the next northern standstill on 12 December 2084 at 00:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 12 December 2084 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.