Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 25 January 2009 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2009 after 15 days on 9 February 2009 at 14:49.
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.
At 12:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 111 of Meeus index or 1064 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 33 minutes is the length of new lunation 111. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2009. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 112 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠213.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 23 January 2009 at 00:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 403 480 km (250 711 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 487 km (224 618 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 12 January 2009 at 08:34 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2009 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2009 at 14:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.081°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.083° in the next northern standstill on 5 February 2009 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.