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Moon phase on 9 January 2054 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | January 2054

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 8 January 2054 at 22:34 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 ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2054 after 14 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.

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 668 / 1621

At 22:34 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 668 of Meeus index or 1621 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.82 days

29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 668. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2054. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 669 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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 apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2053 at 06:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 January 2054 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 363 km

Moon is 405 363 km (251 881 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 537 km (252 610 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 29 December 2053 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 January 2054 at 02:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 7 January 2054 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.772°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.720° in the next northern standstill on 21 January 2054 at 23:45 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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