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Moon phase on 20 December 2052 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | December 2052

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 21 December 2052 at 04:15 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 ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 15 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46.

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 654 / 1607

At 09:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 654 of Meeus index or 1607 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.8 days

29 days, 19 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 654. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2052. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 655 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:02, this is 13 days after last perigee on 6 December 2052 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 649 km

This apogee Moon is 406 649 km (252 680 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2052. It is 1 241 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 60 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2052 at 11:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, 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 7 December 2052 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.396°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.432° in the next southern standstill on 21 December 2052 at 04:09 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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