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Moon phase on 14 December 2069 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | December 2069

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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 December 2069 at 17:38 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 ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2069 after 13 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50.

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 865 / 1818

At 17:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.74 days

29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 865. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 866 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠211.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.8°. 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 17 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 399 643 km

Moon is 399 643 km (248 327 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 17 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 337 km (230 117 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 9 December 2069 at 16:16 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 13 December 2069 at 16:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.339°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.319° in the next northern standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 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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