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Moon phase on 26 December 2057 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | December 2057

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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 December 2057 at 01:22 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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2058 after 14 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39.

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 717 / 1670

At 01:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 717 of Meeus index or 1670 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.45 days

29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 717. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2057. It is 10 minutes longer than next lunation 718 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠355.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:44, this is 13 days after last apogee on 13 December 2057 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2058 at 06:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 356 883 km

This perigee Moon is 356 883 km (221 757 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2057. It is 5 625 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 458 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 25 December 2057 at 08:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 January 2058 at 16:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 12:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.515°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2057. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.506° in its northern standstill point on 9 January 2058 at 03:44 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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