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Moon phase on 6 December 2056 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | December 2056

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 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 December 2056 at 22:31 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 ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2056 after 15 days on 22 December 2056 at 01:34.

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 704 / 1657

At 22:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 704 of Meeus index or 1657 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.47 days

29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 704. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 705 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.4°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:40, this is 14 days after last apogee on 21 November 2056 at 23:18 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 December 2056 at 02:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 357 324 km

This perigee Moon is 357 324 km (222 031 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 184 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 032 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 25 November 2056 at 19:20 in ♋ Cancer, 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 8 December 2056 at 17:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 25 November 2056 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.815°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.839° in the next southern standstill on 8 December 2056 at 17:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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