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Moon phase on 1 December 2043 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | December 2043

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 2043 at 14:37 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 passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2043 after 14 days on 16 December 2043 at 08:02.

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 543 / 1496

At 14:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 543 of Meeus index or 1496 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.8 days

29 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes is the length of new lunation 543. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2043. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 544 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.4°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:07, this is 14 days after last perigee on 17 November 2043 at 09:11 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2043 at 22:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 706 km

This apogee Moon is 406 706 km (252 715 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2043. It is 1 298 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 3 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 25 November 2043 at 15:09 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2043 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 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 19 November 2043 at 05:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.494°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.421° in the next southern standstill on 3 December 2043 at 07:43 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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