New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Capricorn

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 January 2045 at 04:25 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2045 after 15 days on 1 February 2045 at 21:05.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

New lunation 556 / 1509

At 08:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 556 of Meeus index or lunation 1509 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.81 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2045. It is 6 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠156.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠156.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.1°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 22:35 about 14 days since last perigee on 3 January 2045 at 19:25 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 14 days until point of next perigee on 1 February 2045 at 08:43 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 406 609 km

This apogee Moon is 406 609 km (252 655 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2045. It is 1 201 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 100 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 6 January 2045 at 16:49 in ♌ Leo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 21 January 2045 at 00:16 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the last southern standstill on 15 January 2045 at 09:52 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.098° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.156° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 January 2045 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov