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Moon phase on 13 December 2088 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | December 2088

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 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 14 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 1100 / 2053

At 00:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1100 of Meeus index or 2053 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.81 days

29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 1100. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2088. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 1101 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠160.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. 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 apogee

13 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 day, 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 404 702 km

Moon is 404 702 km (251 470 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 541 km (252 613 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 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 9 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

5 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 in southern standstill

At 04:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.960°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.933° in its northern standstill point on 27 December 2088 at 04:20 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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