Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 26 January 2009 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2009 after 14 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 07:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 112 of Meeus index or 1065 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 112. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 113 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠246.2°. 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°).
3 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 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 401 134 km (249 253 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 487 km (224 618 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 13:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 8 February 2009 at 19:46 in ♌ Leo.
At 13:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2009 at 14:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.081°. Next 10 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.