Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 2 December 2086 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 28 November 2086 at 01:17.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2086 after 17 days on 20 December 2086 at 08:19.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1074 of Meeus index or 2027 from Brown series.
Length of current 1074 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 1075 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠206.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠238°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 December 2086 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra. 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 17 December 2086 at 09:07 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 405 171 km (251 762 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 768 km (227 278 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 21 November 2086 at 04:47 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 December 2086 at 09:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2086 at 03:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.622°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.623° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2086 at 12:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 6 December 2086 at 05:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.