Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 December 2077 Wednesday 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 about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 13 days on 29 December 2077 at 10:45.
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 10:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 964 of Meeus index or 1917 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 964. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 965 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.9°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2077 at 10:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 December 2077 at 02:40 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 390 683 km (242 759 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 754 km (229 133 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 13 December 2077 at 09:35 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 26 December 2077 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2077 at 01:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.488°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.467° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.