Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 January 2062 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 2 January 2062 at 13:21.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2062 after 16 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 766 of Meeus index or 1719 from Brown series.
Length of current 766 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2062. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 767 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:05, this is 27 days after last perigee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2062 at 20:23 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 473 km (252 571 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2062. It is 1 065 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 236 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 2 January 2062 at 00:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 January 2062 at 15:36 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.405° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2062 at 02:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 10 January 2062 at 17:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.