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Moon phase on 8 January 2027 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | January 2027

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 7 January 2027 at 20:24 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 ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2027 after 14 days on 22 January 2027 at 12:17.

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 334 / 1287

At 20:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 334 of Meeus index or 1287 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.81 days

29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 334. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2027. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 335 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠184.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.4°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 7 January 2027 at 08:10 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 21 January 2027 at 21:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 405 006 km

Moon is 405 006 km (251 659 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 285 km (222 007 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 27 December 2026 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 January 2027 at 15:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

24 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 5 January 2027 at 20:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.636°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.682° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2027 at 23:16 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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