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Moon phase on 5 December 2010 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | December 2010

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

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 December 2010 at 17:36 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 15 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

New lunation 135 / 1088

At 17:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 135 of Meeus index or 1088 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

29 days, 15 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 135. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 136 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠103.5°. 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2010 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 380 497 km

Moon is 380 497 km (236 430 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 408 km (251 287 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2010 at 04:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.238°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.233° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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