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Moon phase on 29 December 2081 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | December 2081

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 30 December 2081 at 04:28 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 ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 16 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.

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 1013 / 1966

At 14:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1013 of Meeus index or 1966 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.58 days

29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 1013. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 1014 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠52.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠52.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.8°. 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 after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 383 416 km

Moon is 383 416 km (238 244 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 473 km (251 328 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 21 December 2081 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 January 2082 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 05:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.138°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2081. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.182° in its northern standstill point on 12 January 2082 at 16:51 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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