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 less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 December 2064 at 06:28 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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2064 after 15 days on 23 December 2064 at 18:14.

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 ∠1930" and ∠1948".

New lunation 803 / 1756

At 06:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 803 of Meeus index or lunation 1756 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute 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 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠33°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠33° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠57.9°.

Moon after perigee

2 days since point of perigee on 6 December 2064 at 06:12 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 December 2064 at 01:06 in ♈ Aries.

Distance to Moon 371 392 km

The Moon is 371 392 km (230 772 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 936 km (251 616 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 29 November 2064 at 05:50 in ♌ Leo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 11 December 2064 at 21:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

Moon at southern standstill

At 15:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.787°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2064. Over the upcoming 14 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.786° at the point of next northern standstill in ♊ Gemini on 22 December 2064 at 22:07.

Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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