Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 December 2025 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.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 first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2026 after 13 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 01:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 321 of Meeus index or 1274 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 321. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 322 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠239°. 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°).
3 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 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2026 at 21:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 401 691 km (249 599 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 348 km (223 910 mi).
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 December 2025 at 22:03 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 19 December 2025 at 23:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.233°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.265° in the next northern standstill 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.