Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 January 2089 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2089 after 13 days on 26 January 2089 at 11:25.
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 20:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1101 of Meeus index or 2054 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 1101. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2089. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 1102 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠211.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 11 January 2089 at 04:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2089 at 19:36 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 840 km (251 556 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 298 km (222 015 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 4 January 2089 at 12:45 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 January 2089 at 04:30 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 9 January 2089 at 11:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.913°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.817° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2089 at 16:28 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.