Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 31 December 2096 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2097 after 27 days on 27 January 2097 at 19:47.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2096 at 08:21 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2097 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 372 872 km (231 692 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 774 km (252 136 mi).
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2097 at 05:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 29 December 2096 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.927°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.927° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2097 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 13 January 2097 at 15:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.