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

New Moon in Sagittarius

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

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 December 2088 at 00:52 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 15 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.

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 ∠1778" and ∠1949".

New lunation 1099 / 2052

At 06:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1099 of Meeus index or lunation 2052 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠131.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠131.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠160.8°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 403 038 km

The Moon is 403 038 km (250 436 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 541 km (252 613 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 8 December 2088 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.

Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the last northern standstill on 29 November 2088 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.926° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.960° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 December 2088 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

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