Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 December 2071 Monday is New Moon, less than 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 first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2072 after 15 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.
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 11:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 890 of Meeus index or 1843 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 890. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 891 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠138.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠166.3°. 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 perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 December 2071 at 10:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 399 619 km (248 312 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 839 km (252 177 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 14 December 2071 at 01:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2071 at 08:59 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 16:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.491°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2071. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.460° in its northern standstill point on 4 January 2072 at 21:58 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.