Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 January 2069 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2069 after 13 days on 6 February 2069 at 05:29.
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 03:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 854 of Meeus index or 1807 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes is the length of new lunation 854. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 855 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2069 at 12:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 January 2069 at 07:47 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 374 545 km (232 731 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 478 km (227 719 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 17 January 2069 at 13:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 January 2069 at 12:42 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 19 January 2069 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.561°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.473° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2069 at 18:36 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.