Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 December 2055 Saturday is New Moon, less than 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 15 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.
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 08:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 692 of Meeus index or 1645 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 692. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 693 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠45.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠75.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 15 December 2055 at 10:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 December 2055 at 05:00 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 375 499 km (233 324 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 566 km (251 386 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 8 December 2055 at 02:26 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 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2055 at 12:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.161°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.183° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2055 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.