New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Sagittarius

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 December 2043 at 14:37 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2043 after 14 days on 16 December 2043 at 08:02.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".

New lunation 543 / 1496

At 14:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 543 of Meeus index or lunation 1496 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2043. It is 55 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 36 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠179.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠179.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.4°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 17:07 about 14 days since last perigee on 17 November 2043 at 09:11 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 14 days until point of next perigee on 15 December 2043 at 22:01 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 406 706 km

This apogee Moon is 406 706 km (252 715 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2043. It is 1 298 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 3 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 25 November 2043 at 15:09 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2043 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the last northern standstill on 19 November 2043 at 05:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.494° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.421° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 December 2043 at 07:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov