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Moon phase on 4 January 2049 Monday 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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 14 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 02:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 606 of Meeus index or 1559 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes is the length of new lunation 606. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2049. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 607 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 January 2049 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2049 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 750 km (226 024 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 228 km (252 418 mi).
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2049 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 2 January 2049 at 09:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.914°. Next 11 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.