New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Capricorn

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 January 2075 at 18:37 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2075 after 15 days on 1 February 2075 at 04:13.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1950".

New lunation 928 / 1881

At 18:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 928 of Meeus index or lunation 1881 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 4 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠24.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠24.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠46.3°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 15 January 2075 at 07:21 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 January 2075 at 06:37 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 366 876 km

The Moon is 366 876 km (227 966 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 296 km (251 839 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 13:41 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 30 January 2075 at 15:45 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 15 January 2075 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.820° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.824° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 January 2075 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov