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Moon phase on 29 December 2054 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | December 2054

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 December 2054 at 23:52 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2055 after 14 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.

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 680 / 1633

At 23:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 680 of Meeus index or 1633 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.74 days

29 days, 17 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 680. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 681 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠109.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠109.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.9°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2054 at 16:08 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2055 at 13:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 395 016 km

Moon is 395 016 km (245 452 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 985 km (251 646 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 18 December 2054 at 23:30 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 January 2055 at 10:10 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 03:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.763°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2054. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.742° in its northern standstill point on 12 January 2055 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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