New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Capricorn

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 27 December 2084 at 09:07 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2085 after 14 days on 10 January 2085 at 22:42.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1951".

New lunation 1051 / 2004

At 09:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1051 of Meeus index or lunation 2004 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2084. It is 34 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠345.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠345.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠0.9°.

Moon before perigee

11 days since point of apogee on 15 December 2084 at 20:52 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 December 2084 at 05:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 364 824 km

The Moon is 364 824 km (226 691 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 219 km (222 587 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 16:18 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next descending node later on 10 January 2085 at 01:55 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 26 December 2084 at 05:43 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.910° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.917° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 January 2085 at 06:01 in ♊ Gemini.

New draconic month

At 16:18 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov