Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 January 2079 Tuesday 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 ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2079 after 13 days on 17 January 2079 at 11:06.
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 06:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 977 of Meeus index or 1930 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 977. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 978 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 30 December 2078 at 02:17 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2079 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 398 071 km (247 350 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 679 km (225 980 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 28 December 2078 at 21:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 January 2079 at 23:02 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 January 2079 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.521°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.561° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2079 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.