Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 December 2045 Friday 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 ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2045 after 15 days on 24 December 2045 at 00:49.
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 11:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 568 of Meeus index or 1521 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 568. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 569 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 29 November 2045 at 18:10 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 December 2045 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 388 641 km (241 490 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 595 km (251 404 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 29 November 2045 at 17:44 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 December 2045 at 03:42 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 23:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.229°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2045. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.241° in its northern standstill point on 23 December 2045 at 08:37 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.