Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 January 2076 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 30 December 2075 at 13:20.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2076 after 15 days on 21 January 2076 at 04:39.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 939 of Meeus index or 1892 from Brown series.
Length of current 939 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2076. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 940 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 24 December 2075 at 19:52 in ♋ Cancer. 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 2076 at 18:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 364 937 km (226 761 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 990 km (221 823 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 19 January 2076 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2075 at 08:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.513°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.509° in the next southern standstill on 6 January 2076 at 04:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 6 January 2076 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.