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Moon phase on 5 December 2048 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | December 2048

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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 5 December 2048 at 15:30 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 ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2048 after 14 days on 20 December 2048 at 06:39.

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 605 / 1558

At 15:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 605 of Meeus index or 1558 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer 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 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.2°

The true anomaly is ∠348.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠3.8°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2048 at 18:24 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 December 2048 at 07:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 680 km

The Moon is 364 680 km (226 602 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 717 km (222 275 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 22:27 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 19 December 2048 at 09:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 22:27 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 21:34 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.922°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2048. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠22.926° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 19 December 2048 at 07:59.

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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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