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Moon phase on 9 January 2081 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | January 2081

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 10 January 2081 at 01:02 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 ∠14° 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 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2081 after 15 days on 25 January 2081 at 04:01.

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 1001 / 1954

At 07:09 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1001 of Meeus index or 1954 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.74 days

29 days, 17 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 1001. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 1002 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠119.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.7°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2080 at 06:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2081 at 23:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 027 km

Moon is 401 027 km (249 187 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 193 km (252 397 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 1 January 2081 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 January 2081 at 13:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 8 January 2081 at 08:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.426°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.501° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2081 at 17:53 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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