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 26 November 2076 at 11:28 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 ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2076 after 13 days on 10 December 2076 at 11:35.

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 ∠1876" and ∠1945".

New lunation 951 / 1904

At 11:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 951 of Meeus index or lunation 1904 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 22 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠290.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠290.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠319.3°.

Moon before perigee

7 days since point of apogee on 18 November 2076 at 23:07 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 December 2076 at 16:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 382 171 km

The Moon is 382 171 km (237 470 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 627 km (229 676 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 12 November 2076 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2076 at 08:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the last northern standstill on 14 November 2076 at 19:07 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.085° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.107° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 November 2076 at 01:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♊ Gemini 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