Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 31 December 2086 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 27 December 2086 at 21:58.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2087 after 18 days on 18 January 2087 at 22:11.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 29 December 2086 at 03:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 January 2087 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 108 km (250 480 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 271 km (230 076 mi).
12 days 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 January 2087 at 17:04 in ♏ Scorpio.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 19 December 2086 at 14:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.627°. Next 2 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.
After 4 days on 4 January 2087 at 22:11 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.