Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 December 2091 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 17 December 2091 at 17:29.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus 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 Cold Moon of December 2091 after 4 days on 25 December 2091 at 21:59.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1137 of Meeus index or 2090 from Brown series.
Length of current 1137 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 1138 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:59, this is 12 days after last perigee on 9 December 2091 at 08:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2092 at 12:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 544 km (251 993 mi) away from Earth. It is 136 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 165 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 15 December 2091 at 07:03 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 29 December 2091 at 20:00 in ♌ Leo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 11 December 2091 at 21:10 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.452°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.486° in the next northern standstill on 26 December 2091 at 05:43 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 25 December 2091 at 21:59 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.