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Moon phase on 16 December 2047 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | December 2047

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 16 December 2047 at 23:38 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 ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 15 days on 1 January 2048 at 06:57.

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 593 / 1546

At 23:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 593 of Meeus index or 1546 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.5 days

29 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 593. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 594 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.7°. 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 15 December 2047 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2047 at 02:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 804 km

Moon is 364 804 km (226 679 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 621 km (252 041 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 4 December 2047 at 17:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2047 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 13:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.562°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2047. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.565° in its northern standstill point on 30 December 2047 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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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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