Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 December 2087 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.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 about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1948".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2087.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:50, this is 14 days after last apogee on 24 November 2087 at 21:57 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 December 2087 at 02:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 237 km (221 977 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 271 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 119 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 December 2087 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.