Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 January 2049 Sunday is New Moon, 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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 15 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29.
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 15:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 605 of Meeus index or 1558 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 605. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 606 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.8°. 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 21:03, this is 13 days after last apogee on 21 December 2048 at 00:28 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2049 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.
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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 2 January 2049 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 15 January 2049 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 January 2049 at 09:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.914°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.889° in the next northern standstill on 15 January 2049 at 14:32 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.