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Moon phase on 31 December 2024 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | December 2024

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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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 December 2024 at 22:27 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 ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2025 after 13 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.

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 309 / 1262

At 22:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 309 of Meeus index or 1262 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.59 days

29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 309. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 310 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠272.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.9°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 24 December 2024 at 07:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 384 595 km

Moon is 384 595 km (238 976 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 173 km (230 015 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 22 December 2024 at 23:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2025 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 30 December 2024 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.428°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.464° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 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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