Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 14 December 2069 Saturday 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 ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2069 after 13 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50.
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 17:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 865. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 866 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 17 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 399 643 km (248 327 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 17 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 337 km (230 117 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 9 December 2069 at 16:16 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 13 December 2069 at 16:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.339°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.319° in the next northern standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.