Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 December 2057 Wednesday is New Moon, 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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2058 after 14 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39.
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 01:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 717 of Meeus index or 1670 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 717. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2057. It is 10 minutes longer than next lunation 718 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:44, this is 13 days after last apogee on 13 December 2057 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2058 at 06:58 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 356 883 km (221 757 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2057. It is 5 625 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 458 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 25 December 2057 at 08:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 January 2058 at 16:37 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 12:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.515°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2057. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.506° in its northern standstill point on 9 January 2058 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.