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Moon phase on 11 January 2043 Sunday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2043 after 13 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.
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 06:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 532 of Meeus index or 1485 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 532. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 533 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 4 January 2043 at 19:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 387 216 km (240 605 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 914 km (229 854 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 3 January 2043 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2043 at 04:57 in ♈ Aries.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.311°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.367° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2043 at 21:28 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.