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 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 31 December 2089 at 19:57 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 ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2090 after 15 days on 16 January 2090 at 03:02.

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 ∠1802" and ∠1951".

New lunation 1113 / 2066

At 19:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1113 of Meeus index or lunation 2066 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes. It is 35 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 53 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠135.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠135.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠163.9°.

Moon before apogee

11 days since point of perigee on 19 December 2089 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 January 2090 at 23:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 397 767 km

The Moon is 397 767 km (247 161 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 730 km (252 109 mi).

Moon after ascending node

7 days after ascending node on 24 December 2089 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2090 at 17:09 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 30 December 2089 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.450° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.390° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 January 2090 at 07:41 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

7 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