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Moon phase on 4 January 2068 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | January 2068

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 5 January 2068 at 02:38 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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2068 after 14 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.

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 840 / 1793

At 14:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 840 of Meeus index or 1793 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.52 days

29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes is the length of new lunation 840. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 841 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.1°. 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 25 December 2067 at 23:56 in ♌ Leo. 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 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 424 km

Moon is 371 424 km (230 792 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 414 km (224 572 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 January 2068 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 3 January 2068 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.264°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.237° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 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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