Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 27 December 2046 Thursday 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 about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2047 after 15 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21.
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 10:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 581 of Meeus index or 1534 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 581. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 582 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.2°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 23 December 2046 at 05:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 380 062 km (236 160 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 416 km (251 292 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 16 December 2046 at 00:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2046 at 21:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 26 December 2046 at 08:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.050°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.065° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.