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 less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 25 November 2049 at 05:35 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 ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2049 after 13 days on 9 December 2049 at 07:28.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1944".

New lunation 617 / 1570

At 05:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 617 of Meeus index or lunation 1570 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠310.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠310.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.9°.

Moon before perigee

8 days since point of apogee on 16 November 2049 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 November 2049 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 374 999 km

The Moon is 374 999 km (233 014 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 491 km (227 727 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 00:12 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 12 days until Moon's next descending node later on 7 December 2049 at 22:33 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the last northern standstill on 12 November 2049 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.270° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.274° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2049 at 06:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

New draconic month

At 00:12 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

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