Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 December 2096 Wednesday 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 22 December 2096 at 16:36.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2096 after 2 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23.
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 1199 of Meeus index or 2152 from Brown series.
Length of current 1199 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 54 minutes. 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2096 at 08:21 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 790 km (226 049 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 466 km (222 740 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 8 January 2097 at 05:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 04:11 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2096 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.929°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.927° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2096 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.