Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 2 January 2068 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 28 December 2067 at 19:10.
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 ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2068 after 16 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 840 of Meeus index or 1793 from Brown series.
Length of current 840 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 841 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.1°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 25 December 2067 at 23:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 380 487 km (236 424 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 414 km (224 572 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.
At 18:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 19 December 2067 at 19:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.286°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.264° in the next southern standstill on 3 January 2068 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 5 January 2068 at 02:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.