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Moon phase on 6 January 2076 Monday 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 ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2076 after 14 days on 21 January 2076 at 04:39.
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 10:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 940 of Meeus index or 1893 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 940. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 941 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:38, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 December 2075 at 19:52 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 January 2076 at 21:24 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 356 990 km (221 823 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 518 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 366 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 5 January 2076 at 17:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 January 2076 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.509°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2076. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.505° in its northern standstill point on 19 January 2076 at 14:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.