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Moon phase on 17 December 2047 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | December 2047

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 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 14 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 10 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 367 254 km

Moon is 367 254 km (228 201 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 621 km (252 041 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 31 December 2047 at 23:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 18:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 16 December 2047 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.562°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.565° in the next northern standstill 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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