Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1947".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2026.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.
Length of current 322 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 323 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276.3°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2026 at 16:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 378 126 km (234 957 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 577 km (251 392 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2026 at 00:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 February 2026 at 19:18 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 29 January 2026 at 17:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.361°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.406° in the next southern standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.