Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 December 2049 Friday is New Moon, 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 first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 14 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.
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 17:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 618. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 619 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
10 days after point of apogee on 14 December 2049 at 11:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2049 at 08:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 369 382 km (229 523 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 939 km (224 277 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 22 December 2049 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 December 2049 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.275°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.260° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.