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Moon phase on 16 December 2066 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | December 2066

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 17 December 2066 at 00:17 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 ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 15 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41.

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 827 / 1780

At 13:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 827 of Meeus index or 1780 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.47 days

29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 827. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 828 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠328.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.7°. 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2066 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2066 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 827 km

Moon is 365 827 km (227 314 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 544 km (222 789 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 3 December 2066 at 11:04 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2066 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 13:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.934°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2066. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.938° in its northern standstill point on 29 December 2066 at 18:32 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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