Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 January 2051 Thursday 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 ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2051 after 14 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20.
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 18:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 631 of Meeus index or 1584 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 631. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 632 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 4 January 2051 at 00:04 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2051 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 376 605 km (234 011 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 918 km (227 371 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 7 January 2051 at 05:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2051 at 03:36 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 10 January 2051 at 12:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.761°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.697° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2051 at 08:46 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.