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Moon phase on 23 November 2079 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | November 2079

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 November 2079 at 11:29 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2079 after 15 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.

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 988 / 1941

At 11:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 988 of Meeus index or 1941 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.79 days

29 days, 19 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 988. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 989 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠148.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠174.6°. 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 10 November 2079 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 401 935 km

Moon is 401 935 km (249 751 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 258 km (252 437 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 20 November 2079 at 06:11 in ♎ Libra, 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 4 December 2079 at 19:50 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 12 November 2079 at 08:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.320°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.260° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2079 at 04:46 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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