Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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 4 December 2021 at 07:43 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2021 after 14 days on 19 December 2021 at 04:36.
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 07:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 271 of Meeus index or 1224 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. It is 23 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠358.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠13.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 10:01. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 18 December 2021 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 356 794 km (221 702 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2021. It is 5 714 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 369 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 3 December 2021 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2021 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 22 November 2021 at 22:43 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.342°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.331° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2021 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.