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 1%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 4 January 2049 at 02:24 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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 15 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".

New lunation 605 / 1558

At 15:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 605 of Meeus index or lunation 1558 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠348.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠348.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠3.8°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 21:03 about 13 days since last apogee on 21 December 2048 at 00:28 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next apogee on 17 January 2049 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 356 820 km

This perigee Moon is 356 820 km (221 718 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2049. It is 5 688 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 395 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 2 January 2049 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2049 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 2 January 2049 at 09:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.914° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.889° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 January 2049 at 14:32 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of this draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first 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