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Moon phase on 22 December 2079 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | December 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 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 December 2079 at 06:31 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 ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 15 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.

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

13 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 741 km

Moon is 404 741 km (251 494 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 703 km (252 714 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2079 at 23:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2079 at 17:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.228°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.189° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 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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