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Moon phase on 8 January 2073 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | January 2073

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 2073 at 08:11 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 ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2073 after 15 days on 23 January 2073 at 20:05.

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 903 / 1856

At 08:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 903 of Meeus index or 1856 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.73 days

29 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 903. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 904 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠105.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠105.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠140.9°. 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 29 December 2072 at 06:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 January 2073 at 02:24 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 392 723 km

Moon is 392 723 km (244 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 891 km (251 588 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 29 December 2072 at 08:37 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 11 January 2073 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 2073 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.079°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.043° in the next northern standstill on 21 January 2073 at 22:36 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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