Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 8 December 2097 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 3 December 2097 at 19:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2097 after 10 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1211 of Meeus index or 2164 from Brown series.
Length of current 1211 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2097. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 1212 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠145.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of apogee on 7 December 2097 at 05:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 December 2097 at 17:43 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 167 km (251 138 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 517 km (222 151 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 30 November 2097 at 14:46 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2097 at 04:28 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 5 December 2097 at 17:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.873°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.860° in the next northern standstill on 19 December 2097 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.