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Moon phase on 13 January 2021 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | January 2021

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New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 January 2021 at 05:00 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 ∠1892" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2021 after 15 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16.

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 260 / 1213

At 05:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 260 of Meeus index or 1213 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.59 days

29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 260. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 261 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠87°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 9 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2021 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 378 897 km

Moon is 378 897 km (235 436 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 361 km (251 258 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 10 January 2021 at 20:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 12 January 2021 at 08:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.870°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.898° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2021 at 15:39 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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