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Moon phase on 5 December 2048 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | December 2048

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 5 December 2048 at 15:30 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 ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2048 after 14 days on 20 December 2048 at 06:39.

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 605 / 1558

At 15:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 605 of Meeus index or 1558 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.45 days

29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 605. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 606 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.8°. 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2048 at 18:24 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2048 at 07:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 680 km

Moon is 364 680 km (226 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 717 km (222 275 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 22:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 19 December 2048 at 09:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 22:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in southern standstill

At 21:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.922°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2048. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.926° in its northern standstill point on 19 December 2048 at 07:59 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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