Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 December 2087 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 December 2087 at 06:01.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2087 after 1 day on 9 December 2087 at 22:31.
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 1087 of Meeus index or 2040 from Brown series.
Length of current 1087 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2087. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1088 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠208.8°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 24 November 2087 at 21:57 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 December 2087 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 357 km (225 780 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 237 km (221 977 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 7 December 2087 at 19:31 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 21 December 2087 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2087 at 15:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.064°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.072° in the next northern standstill on 10 December 2087 at 01:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 9 December 2087 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.