Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 19 December 2097 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2097.
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.
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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:43, this is 12 days after last apogee on 7 December 2097 at 05:05 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2098 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 15 December 2097 at 04:28 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 December 2097 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 11:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.860°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.839° in its southern standstill point on 1 January 2098 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.