Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 8 January 2073 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 ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2073 after 15 days on 23 January 2073 at 20:05.
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 08:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 903 of Meeus index or 1856 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 903. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 904 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠105.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠140.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 29 December 2072 at 06:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 January 2073 at 02:24 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 392 723 km (244 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 891 km (251 588 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 29 December 2072 at 08:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 January 2073 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 7 January 2073 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.079°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.043° in the next northern standstill on 21 January 2073 at 22:36 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.