Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 13 January 2048 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 8 January 2048 at 18:49.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 17 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 593 of Meeus index or 1546 from Brown series.
Length of current 593 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 594 length.
Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.7°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:53, this is 16 days after last apogee on 28 December 2047 at 02:49 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 363 708 km (225 998 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 200 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 648 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 31 December 2047 at 23:38 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 January 2048 at 05:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 00:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.561°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2048. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.528° in its northern standstill point on 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 15 January 2048 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.