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Moon phase on 12 December 2088 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | December 2088

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 13 December 2088 at 00:52 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 ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 15 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.

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 1099 / 2052

At 06:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.76 days

29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 1099. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 1100 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.8°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 403 038 km

Moon is 403 038 km (250 436 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 541 km (252 613 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 8 December 2088 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2088 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.926°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.960° in the next southern standstill on 13 December 2088 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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