Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 December 2087 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2088 after 15 days on 8 January 2088 at 09:37.
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 28 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 22 December 2087 at 02:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2088 at 19:17 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 998 km (251 654 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 758 km (224 165 mi).
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2088 at 02:18 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 22:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.078°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.031° in its northern standstill point on 6 January 2088 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.