Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 15 January 2010 Friday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠1771" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2010 after 14 days on 30 January 2010 at 06:18.
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 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 124. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 125 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.9°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2010 at 20:36 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 760 km (251 506 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 434 km (252 546 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 14 January 2010 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2010 at 08:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.796°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.783° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.