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Moon phase on 26 December 2076 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | December 2076

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 December 2076 at 00:53 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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 13 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37.

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 952 / 1905

At 00:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 952 of Meeus index or 1905 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.49 days

29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 952. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 953 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.5°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2076 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 267 km

Moon is 371 267 km (230 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 434 km (226 449 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 24 December 2076 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2077 at 14:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

16 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 10:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.094°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.079° in its northern standstill point on 8 January 2077 at 11:32 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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