Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 29 December 2085 Saturday 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 5 days on 23 December 2085 at 17:42.
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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 1 day on 30 December 2085 at 23:59.
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 1063 of Meeus index or 2016 from Brown series.
Length of current 1063 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 1064 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠305°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.2°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 20 December 2085 at 14:38 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2086 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 386 486 km (240 151 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 066 km (251 696 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 15:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 13 January 2086 at 03:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 07:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.313°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.281° in its southern standstill point on 12 January 2086 at 20:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 30 December 2085 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.