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Moon phase on 5 January 2057 Friday 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 ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2057 after 15 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01.
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 09:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 705 of Meeus index or 1658 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 705. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 706 length.
Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.7°. 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 2057 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 January 2057 at 17:52 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 368 550 km (229 006 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 203 km (251 781 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 04:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 19 January 2057 at 07:32 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 04:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.850°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2057. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.852° in its northern standstill point on 19 January 2057 at 07:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.