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Moon phase on 4 January 2068 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | January 2068

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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 January 2068 at 02:38 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2068 after 14 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 840 / 1793

At 14:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 840 of Meeus index or 1793 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.7°

The true anomaly is ∠307.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠331.1°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 25 December 2067 at 23:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 424 km

The Moon is 371 424 km (230 792 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 414 km (224 572 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 2 January 2068 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 3 January 2068 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.264°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.237° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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