Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 13 December 2088 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 14 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 00:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1100 of Meeus index or 2053 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 1100. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2088. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 1101 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. 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 perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 702 km (251 470 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 541 km (252 613 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 8 December 2088 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.960°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.933° in its northern standstill point on 27 December 2088 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.