Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 December 2043 Thursday 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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2044 after 14 days on 14 January 2044 at 18:51.
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 09:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 544 of Meeus index or 1497 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 544. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 545 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠235.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2044 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 402 995 km (250 409 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 906 km (223 635 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo, 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 6 January 2044 at 06:50 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 30 December 2043 at 12:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.400°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.453° in the next northern standstill on 13 January 2044 at 02:29 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.