Crescent ♑ Capricorn
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 21 December 2052 at 04:15 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 14 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46.
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 04:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 655 of Meeus index or 1608 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠190.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠217.6°.
1 day after point of apogee on 20 December 2052 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 715 km (251 478 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 808 km (222 332 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2052 at 11:06 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 04:09 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.432°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.398° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 3 January 2053 at 18:58.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.