Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 December 2095 Saturday 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 18 December 2095 at 15:14.
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 about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2096 after 16 days on 9 January 2096 at 19:20.
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 1186 of Meeus index or 2139 from Brown series.
Length of current 1186 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 1187 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠219.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 20 December 2095 at 23:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 January 2096 at 18:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 400 464 km (248 837 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 290 km (228 845 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 6 January 2096 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 12 December 2095 at 17:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.653°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.640° in the next southern standstill on 27 December 2095 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 26 December 2095 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.