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Moon phase on 12 January 2021 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | January 2021

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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 January 2021 at 05:00 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2021 after 16 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 259 / 1212

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.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.1°

The true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.8°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 9 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 January 2021 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 374 315 km

The Moon is 374 315 km (232 589 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 361 km (251 258 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 10 January 2021 at 20:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 08:18 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.870°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2021. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.898° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 26 January 2021 at 15:39.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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