Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 19 January 2015 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 13 January 2015 at 09:47.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2015 after 15 days on 3 February 2015 at 23:09.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 185 of Meeus index or 1138 from Brown series.
Length of current 185 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 186 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠318°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 9 January 2015 at 18:17 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2015 at 20:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 370 420 km (230 168 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 643 km (223 472 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 12 January 2015 at 15:33 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2015 at 10:23 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 18 January 2015 at 06:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.577°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.513° in the next northern standstill on 31 January 2015 at 00:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 20 January 2015 at 13:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.