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Moon phase on 12 January 2070 Sunday 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 ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 14 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.
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 11:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 866 of Meeus index or 1819 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 866. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 867 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 394 181 km (244 933 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 854 km (227 953 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 5 January 2070 at 18:42 in ♎ Libra, 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 19 January 2070 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.284°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.199° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2070 at 11:28 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.