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Moon phase on 14 January 2040 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | January 2040

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 January 2040 at 03:25 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 ∠1° 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 ∠1962" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2040 after 14 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54.

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 495 / 1448

At 03:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 495 of Meeus index or 1448 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.46 days

29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 495. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2040. It is 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 496 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.1°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 13 January 2040 at 10:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 276 km

Moon is 365 276 km (226 972 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 896 km (252 212 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 11 January 2040 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2040 at 12:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

17 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 13 January 2040 at 06:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.460°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.480° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2040 at 22:14 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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