New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Capricorn

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 December 2073 at 16:55 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 15 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.

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 ∠1921" and ∠1951".

New lunation 915 / 1868

At 16:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 915 of Meeus index or lunation 1868 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠43.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠43.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠72.6°.

Moon after perigee

2 days since point of perigee on 25 December 2073 at 23:45 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 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries.

Distance to Moon 373 123 km

The Moon is 373 123 km (231 848 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 632 km (251 427 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2073 at 05:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

Moon at southern standstill

At 21:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.262°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2073. Over the upcoming 14 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.258° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 January 2074 at 06:32.

Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♌ Leo the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first 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