Moon step on 14 December 2016 Wednesday is full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Full Moon phaseImage credit: NASA/Goddard space Flight center Scientific image Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on 14 December 2016, Wednesday. Checked out from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 work old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The precise date and also time the this full Moon step is on 14 December 2016 in ~ 00:06 UTC.

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15 December Dec

WaningGibbous ♋ Cancer

16 December Dec

WaningGibbous ♋ Cancer

17 December Dec

WaningGibbous ♌ Leo

18 December Dec

WaningGibbous ♌ Leo

19 December Dec

WaningGibbous ♍ Virgo

20 December Dec

LastQuarter ♍ Virgo

21* December Dec01:56

LastQuarter* ♍ Virgo


Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. The is visible all night and also it is high in the sky about midnight.

Moon is start ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing an initial ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and also Sun evident angular diameters room ∠1953" and ∠1950".

It is Cold Moon

The complete Moon this job is the Cold of December 2016.

Upcoming key Moon phases


Spring tide

There is high complete Moon ocean tide on this date. Merged Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on earth is strong, due to the fact that of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 209 / 1162

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth"s herbal satellite is moving through the middle part of present synodic month. This is lunation 209 of Meeus index or 1162 native Brown series.Previous | present lunation | Next

Synodic month size 29.77 days

Length of existing 209 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 35 minutes. The is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than following lunation 210 length.

Lunation size longer 보다 mean

Length of present synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, yet it is tho 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.


Lunar orbit place on 14 December 2016 Wednesday 12:00 UTC


True anomaly ∠194.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.9°. In ~ the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠223.4°. The length of upcoming synodic month will keep decreasing due to the fact that the true anomaly it s okay closer come the worth of new Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

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Moon ~ perigee

1 work after suggest of perigee ~ above 12 December 2016 in ~ 23:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is gaining wider, when the Moon is moving outward the Earth. That will store this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the allude of following apogee top top 25 December 2016 in ~ 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio.Previous perigee | following apogee

Distance come Moon 367 032 km

Moon is 367 032 km (228 063 mi) away from planet on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days till apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 870 kilometres (252 196 mi).

Moon prior to ascending node

7 job after its to decrease node ~ above 6 December 2016 at 17:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is adhering to the southern part of the orbit for the following 4 days, until it will certainly cross the ecliptic from southern to phibìc in ascending node top top 19 December 2016 at 04:46 in ♍ Virgo.Previous node | next node

Draconic month

22 days after start of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final component of it.Previous | existing draconic month | Next

Moon in northern standstill

At 21:43 on this date the Moon is conference its phibìc standstill point, once it will reach north declination the ∠18.937°. This is the year"s northernmost lunar standstill the 2016. Following 14 job the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.958° in its southern standstill point on 29 December 2016 in ~ 03:30 in ♑ Capricorn.Previous standstill | following standstill

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in full Moon geocentric opposition with the sun on this date and this alignment develops Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.Previous syzygy | next syzygy