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Moon phase on 4 December 2078 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | December 2078

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 4 December 2078 at 12:08 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 ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2078 after 14 days on 18 December 2078 at 23:34.

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 976 / 1929

At 12:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 976 of Meeus index or 1929 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.78 days

29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 976. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 977 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠196.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠196.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠225.6°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 2 December 2078 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 December 2078 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 360 km

Moon is 404 360 km (251 258 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 828 km (222 965 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 1 December 2078 at 18:16 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 15 December 2078 at 19:09 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2078 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.596°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.555° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2078 at 12:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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