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Moon phase on 26 December 2038 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 ♑ Capricorn.

* 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 14 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 482 / 1435

At 01:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 482 of Meeus index or 1435 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.52 days

29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes is the length of new lunation 482. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 483 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠51.2°. 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

2 days 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 9 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 370 486 km

Moon is 370 486 km (230 209 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 107 km (251 722 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 25 December 2038 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 13:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.882°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2038. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.878° in its northern standstill point on 9 January 2039 at 20:11 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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