Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 29 December 2054 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.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 about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2055 after 14 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.
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 23:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 680 of Meeus index or 1633 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 680. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 681 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠109.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2054 at 16:08 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2055 at 13:48 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 395 016 km (245 452 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 985 km (251 646 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 18 December 2054 at 23:30 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 January 2055 at 10:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 03:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.763°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2054. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.742° in its northern standstill point on 12 January 2055 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.