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Moon phase on 15 January 2048 Wednesday 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 ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 15 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14.
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 11:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 594 of Meeus index or 1547 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 594. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 595 length.
Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2048 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 372 132 km (231 232 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 717 km (251 479 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 14 January 2048 at 05:27 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 January 2048 at 06:52 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 13 January 2048 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.561°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.528° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.