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Moon phase on 25 January 2009 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | January 2009

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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 January 2009 at 07:55 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2009 after 15 days on 9 February 2009 at 14:49.

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 111 / 1064

At 12:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 111 of Meeus index or 1064 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

29 days, 19 hours and 33 minutes is the length of new lunation 111. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2009. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 112 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠213.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 23 January 2009 at 00:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 480 km

Moon is 403 480 km (250 711 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 487 km (224 618 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 12 January 2009 at 08:34 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2009 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2009 at 14:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.081°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.083° in the next northern standstill on 5 February 2009 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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