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Moon phase on 19 December 2097 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | December 2097

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 19 December 2097 at 00:04 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2097.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 1211 / 2164

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1211 of Meeus index or 2164 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠145.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠145.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠172.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 17:43. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 7 December 2097 at 05:05 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 3 January 2098 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 357 517 km

This perigee Moon is 357 517 km (222 151 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 991 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 839 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 15 December 2097 at 04:28 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 December 2097 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 11:51 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.860°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.839° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 1 January 2098 at 23:06.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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