Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 5 January 2068 Thursday 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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2068 after 13 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.
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 02:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 841 of Meeus index or 1794 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes is the length of new lunation 841. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 842 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.6°. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 841 km (228 566 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 414 km (224 572 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 2 January 2068 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 3 January 2068 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.264°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.237° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.