Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 January 2016 Saturday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2016 after 14 days on 24 January 2016 at 01:46.
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 10:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 197 of Meeus index or 1150 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 197. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 198 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠292.2°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 2 January 2016 at 11:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2016 at 02:10 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 384 633 km (239 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 619 km (229 671 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 31 December 2015 at 20:19 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 January 2016 at 15:48 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 8 January 2016 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.420°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.375° in the next northern standstill on 21 January 2016 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.