Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 23 December 2079 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 first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 14 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.
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 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.
29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 989. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2079. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 990 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠174.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:45, this is 14 days after last perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2080 at 19:49 in ♋ Cancer.
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 farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 6 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2079 at 23:44 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 10:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.189°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.224° in its northern standstill point on 6 January 2080 at 04:42 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.