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Moon phase on 15 December 2039 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | December 2039

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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 15 December 2039 at 16:32 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 passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 15 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37.

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 494 / 1447

At 16:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 494 of Meeus index or 1447 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 6 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 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.9°

The true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠12.4°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 20:51. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 2 December 2039 at 16:15 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 29 December 2039 at 16:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 356 818 km

This perigee Moon is 356 818 km (221 716 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2039. It is 5 690 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 393 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 14 December 2039 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2039 at 08:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 3 December 2039 at 10:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.474°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.464° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 December 2039 at 19:27 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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