Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 23 December 2041 Monday 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 ∠1893" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 13 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54.
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 08:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 519. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 520 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠326°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 December 2041 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 378 623 km (235 265 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 408 km (228 918 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 18 December 2041 at 23:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.725°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.722° in its northern standstill point on 5 January 2042 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.