Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 January 2021 Tuesday 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 ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2021 after 16 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16.
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 16:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 259 of Meeus index or 1212 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 259. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 260 length.
Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.8°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 9 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2021 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 374 315 km (232 589 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 361 km (251 258 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 10 January 2021 at 20:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.870°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2021. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.898° in its northern standstill point on 26 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.