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Moon phase on 30 November 2024 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | November 2024

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 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 December 2024 at 06:21 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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 14 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02.

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 307 / 1260

At 12:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 307 of Meeus index or 1260 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.73 days

29 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes is the length of new lunation 307. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 308 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠235.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 December 2024 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 399 245 km

Moon is 399 245 km (248 079 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 360 km (227 024 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2024 at 19:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, 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 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.522°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.452° in the next southern standstill on 2 December 2024 at 22:31 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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