Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 20 December 2086 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.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 first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2086.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1075 of Meeus index or 2028 from Brown series.
Length of current 1075 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1076 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠238°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠275.9°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 17 December 2086 at 09:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2086 at 03:31 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 375 848 km (233 541 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 509 km (251 350 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 18 December 2086 at 14:55 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 January 2087 at 17:04 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 December 2086 at 14:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.627°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.607° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2087 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.