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Moon phase on 13 January 2051 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | January 2051

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 ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 12 January 2051 at 18:58 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2051 after 13 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20.

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 631 / 1584

At 18:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 631 of Meeus index or 1584 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.49 days

29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 631. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 632 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 4 January 2051 at 00:04 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2051 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 235 km

Moon is 372 235 km (231 296 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 918 km (227 371 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 7 January 2051 at 05:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2051 at 03:36 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2051 at 12:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.761°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.697° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2051 at 08:46 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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