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Moon phase on 16 December 2085 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | December 2085

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 16 December 2085 at 22:38 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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 14 days on 30 December 2085 at 23:59.

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 1063 / 2016

At 22:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1063 of Meeus index or 2016 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.53 days

29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 1063. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 1064 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠305°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.2°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2085 at 15:54 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 December 2085 at 14:38 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 380 059 km

Moon is 380 059 km (236 158 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 571 km (228 398 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 December 2085 at 15:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 17:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in southern standstill

At 09:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.307°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2085. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.313° in its northern standstill point on 29 December 2085 at 07:22 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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