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Moon phase on 2 January 2079 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | January 2079

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 3 January 2079 at 06:50 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2079 after 14 days on 17 January 2079 at 11:06.

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 976 / 1929

At 12:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 976 of Meeus index or 1929 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.78 days

29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 976. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 977 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠196.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠196.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠225.6°. 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 30 December 2078 at 02:17 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2079 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 401 202 km

Moon is 401 202 km (249 295 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 679 km (225 980 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 28 December 2078 at 21:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 January 2079 at 23:02 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.521°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2079. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.561° in its northern standstill point on 16 January 2079 at 00:05 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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