Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 December 2019 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2020 after 16 days on 10 January 2020 at 19:21.
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.
At 15:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 246 of Meeus index or 1199 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 246. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 247 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠82.6°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2019 at 20:30 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 2 January 2020 at 01:30 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 382 656 km (237 771 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 580 km (251 394 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 13 December 2019 at 14:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2019 at 13:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 13 December 2019 at 20:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.226°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.227° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2019 at 20:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.