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Moon phase on 25 December 2038 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | December 2038

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 December 2038 at 01:02 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 15 days on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 481 / 1434

At 13:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

The true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.2°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 367 111 km

The Moon is 367 111 km (228 112 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 107 km (251 722 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 19:56 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.887°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-23.882° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 December 2038 at 13:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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