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Moon phase on 24 December 2049 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | December 2049

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 24 December 2049 at 17:51 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 14 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.

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 618 / 1571

At 17:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.46 days

29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 618. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 619 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.1°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 14 December 2049 at 11:17 in ♌ Leo. 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 26 December 2049 at 08:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 369 382 km

Moon is 369 382 km (229 523 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 939 km (224 277 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 22 December 2049 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 23 December 2049 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.275°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.260° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 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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