Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 15 December 2088 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 13 December 2088 at 00:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 12 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1100 of Meeus index or 2053 from Brown series.
Length of current 1100 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:25, this is 15 days after last perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2088 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 541 km (252 613 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2088. It is 1 133 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 168 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 13 December 2088 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.960°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.933° in the next northern standstill on 27 December 2088 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.