Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 December 2096 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 6 December 2096 at 16:07.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2096 after 16 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23.
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 1198 of Meeus index or 2151 from Brown series.
Length of current 1198 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2096. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 1199 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.2°. 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 perigee on 29 November 2096 at 19:43 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2096 at 05:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 052 km (251 688 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 437 km (252 548 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 02:27 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 26 December 2096 at 04:11 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 December 2096 at 20:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.962°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.929° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2096 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 14 December 2096 at 20:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.