Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 19 December 2025 Friday 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 ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2026 after 14 days on 3 January 2026 at 10:03.
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 06:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 320 of Meeus index or 1273 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 320. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2025. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 321 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 17 December 2025 at 06:09 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2026 at 21:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 858 km (250 946 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 348 km (223 910 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 11 December 2025 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 December 2025 at 22:03 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.233°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2025. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.265° in its northern standstill point on 2 January 2026 at 08:20 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.