Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 December 2026 Wednesday 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 ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 14 days on 24 December 2026 at 01:28.
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 00:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 333 of Meeus index or 1286 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 33 minutes is the length of new lunation 333. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 334 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠184.3°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2026 at 20:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 495 km (251 342 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 421 km (252 538 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 30 November 2026 at 03:34 in ♌ Leo, 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 14 December 2026 at 13:04 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:27 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.602°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2026. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.620° in its northern standstill point on 23 December 2026 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.