Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 28 December 2096 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2096 after 1 day 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 14 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:21, this is 15 days after last apogee on 13 December 2096 at 05:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2097 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 358 466 km (222 740 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 042 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 890 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 26 December 2096 at 04:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2097 at 05:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2096 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.929°. Next day 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 1 day 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.