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Moon phase on 14 January 2040 Saturday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2040 after 14 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 03:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 495 of Meeus index or 1448 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 495. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2040. It is 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 496 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 13 January 2040 at 10:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 276 km (226 972 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 896 km (252 212 mi).
3 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2040 at 12:28 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 13 January 2040 at 06:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.460°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.480° in the next northern standstill 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.