Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 1 December 2024 Sunday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 13 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02.
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 06:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 308 of Meeus index or 1261 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 308. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than next lunation 309 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠235.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠272.9°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 December 2024 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 395 645 km (245 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 360 km (227 024 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2024 at 19:36 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.522°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.452° in the next southern standstill on 2 December 2024 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.