Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 December 2096 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2096 after 13 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1199 of Meeus index or 2152 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 1199. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 1200 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 13 December 2096 at 05:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 28 December 2096 at 08:21 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 623 km (250 800 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 466 km (222 740 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 12 December 2096 at 02:27 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2096 at 04:11 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 1 December 2096 at 20:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.962°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.