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Moon phase on 16 December 2085 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | December 2085

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 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 December 2085 at 22:38 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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 14 days on 30 December 2085 at 23:59.

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 1063 / 2016

At 22:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1063 of Meeus index or 2016 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305°

The true anomaly is ∠305°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.2°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2085 at 15:54 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 20 December 2085 at 14:38 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 380 059 km

The Moon is 380 059 km (236 158 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 571 km (228 398 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:31 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 29 December 2085 at 15:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 17:31 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 09:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.307°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2085. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.313° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 29 December 2085 at 07:22.

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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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