Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 22 December 2087 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 16 December 2087 at 20:11.
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 first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2088 after 16 days on 8 January 2088 at 09:37.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 02:07, this is 12 days after last perigee on 9 December 2087 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2088 at 19:17 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 133 km (252 359 mi) away from Earth. It is 725 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 576 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 21 December 2087 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2088 at 02:18 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 10 December 2087 at 01:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.072°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.078° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2087 at 22:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 25 December 2087 at 01:42 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.