Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 6 January 2019 Sunday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2019 after 14 days on 21 January 2019 at 05:16.
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 01:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 235 of Meeus index or 1188 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 235. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2019. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 236 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.6°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2018 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 403 078 km (250 461 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 116 km (252 349 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 24 December 2018 at 11:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2019 at 00:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 5 January 2019 at 18:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.553°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.544° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2019 at 23:20 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.