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Moon phase on 21 December 2052 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 14 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 655 / 1608

At 04:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 655 of Meeus index or 1608 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.79 days

29 days, 18 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 655. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 656 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.6°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 20 December 2052 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 715 km

Moon is 404 715 km (251 478 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 808 km (222 332 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 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 6 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

7 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 in southern standstill

At 04:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.398° in its northern standstill point on 3 January 2053 at 18:58 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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