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Moon phase on 3 December 2051 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | December 2051

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 December 2051 at 09:37 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 ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2051 after 14 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05.

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 642 / 1595

At 09:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 642 of Meeus index or 1595 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.73 days

29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 642. It is 2 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 643 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠214.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.4°. 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2051 at 19:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 400 975 km

Moon is 400 975 km (249 154 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 745 km (224 778 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2051 at 08:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2051 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 20 November 2051 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.736°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.781° in the next southern standstill on 4 December 2051 at 11:27 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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