Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 December 2076 Saturday is New Moon, less than 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 about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 13 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37.
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 00:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 952 of Meeus index or 1905 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 952. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 953 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.5°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2076 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 371 267 km (230 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 434 km (226 449 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 24 December 2076 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2077 at 14:25 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 10:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.094°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.079° in its northern standstill point on 8 January 2077 at 11:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.