Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 27 December 2088 Monday 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2088.
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 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2088 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 940 km (226 142 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 500 km (221 519 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 January 2089 at 12:45 in ♎ Libra.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.933°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.913° in its southern standstill point on 9 January 2089 at 11:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.