Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 13 January 2040 Friday 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 ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2040 after 15 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54.
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 16:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 494 of Meeus index or 1447 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 494. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 495 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:03, this is 14 days after last apogee on 29 December 2039 at 16:34 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 357 769 km (222 307 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 739 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 587 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 11 January 2040 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2040 at 12:28 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.460°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2040. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.480° in its northern standstill point on 26 January 2040 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.