Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 10 January 2081 Friday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2081 after 14 days on 25 January 2081 at 04:01.
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 01:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1002 of Meeus index or 1955 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 1002. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2081. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 1003 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.5°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2080 at 06:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2081 at 23:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 403 402 km (250 662 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 193 km (252 397 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 1 January 2081 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 January 2081 at 13:46 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 8 January 2081 at 08:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.426°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.501° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2081 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.