Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 17 December 2066 Friday 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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 14 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41.
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 00:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 828 of Meeus index or 1781 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 828. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2066. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 829 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.4°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2066 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2066 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 962 km (226 156 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 544 km (222 789 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 07:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 December 2066 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.
At 07:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 16 December 2066 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.934°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.938° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2066 at 18:32 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.