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Moon phase on 26 December 2019 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | December 2019

New Moon phase
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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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 December 2019 at 05:13 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2020 after 15 days on 10 January 2020 at 19:21.

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 247 / 1200

At 05:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 247 of Meeus index or 1200 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.69 days

29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 247. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 248 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠82.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠82.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠120.5°. 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2019 at 20:30 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 January 2020 at 01:30 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 387 455 km

Moon is 387 455 km (240 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 580 km (251 394 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 13:01 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 9 January 2020 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 20:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.227°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2019. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.223° in its northern standstill point on 10 January 2020 at 06:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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