Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 January 2041 Wednesday 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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2041 after 14 days on 17 January 2041 at 07:11.
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 19:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 507 of Meeus index or 1460 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 507. It is 39 minutes longer than next lunation 508 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
10 days after point of apogee on 22 December 2040 at 13:29 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2041 at 19:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 366 409 km (227 676 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 590 km (222 817 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 30 December 2040 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2041 at 00:01 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.763°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2041. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.766° in its northern standstill point on 15 January 2041 at 15:57 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.