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Moon phase on 17 December 2066 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | December 2066

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 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 14 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 828 / 1781

At 00:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 828 of Meeus index or 1781 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.46 days

29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 828. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2066. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 829 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠346.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.4°. 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 before perigee

12 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 8 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 363 962 km

Moon is 363 962 km (226 156 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 544 km (222 789 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 07:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 December 2066 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 07:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 16 December 2066 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.934°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.938° in the next northern standstill 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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