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Moon phase on 25 December 2038 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | December 2038

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 26 December 2038 at 01:02 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 15 days on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.

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 481 / 1434

At 13:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.47 days

29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 481. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 482 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.2°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 367 111 km

Moon is 367 111 km (228 112 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 107 km (251 722 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 19:56 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 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.887°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.882° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2038 at 13:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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