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 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 10 December 2053 at 03:40 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 ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 15 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.

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 ∠1800" and ∠1948".

New lunation 666 / 1619

At 10:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 666 of Meeus index or lunation 1619 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠106.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠106.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠141.1°.

Moon before apogee

11 days since point of perigee on 27 November 2053 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 398 134 km

The Moon is 398 134 km (247 389 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 943 km (252 241 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 2 December 2053 at 16:41 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the last northern standstill on 27 November 2053 at 23:44 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.707° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.771° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 December 2053 at 12:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♍ Virgo the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

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