New Moon on

Moon phase on 23 December 2079 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | December 2079

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 December 2079 at 06:31 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 14 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

New lunation 989 / 1942

At 06:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 989 of Meeus index or 1942 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2079. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the 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 6 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠174.6°

The true anomaly is ∠174.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠199.5°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 21:45. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 6 January 2080 at 19:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 703 km

This apogee Moon is 406 703 km (252 714 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2079. It is 1 295 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 6 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2079 at 23:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 10:12 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.189°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.224° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 6 January 2080 at 04:42.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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