Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 December 2093 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 December 2093 at 03:15.
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 first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2094 after 16 days on 1 January 2094 at 16:51.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1161 of Meeus index or 2114 from Brown series.
Length of current 1161 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 50 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 1162 length.
Length of current synodic month is 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠314.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠335.6°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 7 December 2093 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 December 2093 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 374 693 km (232 823 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 323 km (223 894 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 5 December 2093 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 December 2093 at 15:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 December 2093 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.462°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.474° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2093 at 08:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 18 December 2093 at 07:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.