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Moon phase on 5 January 2019 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | January 2019

New Moon phase
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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 6 January 2019 at 01:28 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 passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2019 after 15 days on 21 January 2019 at 05:16.

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 234 / 1187

At 07:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 234 of Meeus index or 1187 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.76 days

29 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 234. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 235 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠116.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠116.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2018 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 569 km

Moon is 400 569 km (248 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 116 km (252 349 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 24 December 2018 at 11:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2019 at 00:08 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 18:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.553°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.544° in its northern standstill point on 19 January 2019 at 23:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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