Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 December 2083 Thursday 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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2083 after 14 days on 24 December 2083 at 03:52.
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 06:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1038 of Meeus index or 1991 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 1038. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1039 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:26, this is 13 days after last apogee on 25 November 2083 at 20:43 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 December 2083 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 356 689 km (221 636 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2083. It is 5 819 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 264 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 29 November 2083 at 06:19 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 December 2083 at 02:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 13:02 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.302°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2083. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.297° in its northern standstill point on 23 December 2083 at 04:56 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.