Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 December 2058 Sunday is New Moon, 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.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2058 after 14 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25.
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 16:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 729 of Meeus index or 1682 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 729. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 730 length.
Length of current synodic month is 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
9 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2058 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 18 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 373 138 km (231 857 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 18 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 679 km (252 077 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 14 December 2058 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 December 2058 at 05:49 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2058 at 15:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.007°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.991° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2058 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.