Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 28 January 2017 Saturday is New Moon, less than 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 about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2017 after 13 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.
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 00:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 211 of Meeus index or 1164 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes is the length of new lunation 211. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 212 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠295°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 22 January 2017 at 00:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 February 2017 at 13:59 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 388 418 km (241 352 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 817 km (229 172 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 15 January 2017 at 10:45 in ♍ Virgo, 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 29 January 2017 at 22:21 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 25 January 2017 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.900°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.865° in the next northern standstill on 7 February 2017 at 18:34 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.