Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 January 2019 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 6 January 2019 at 01:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2019 after 11 days on 21 January 2019 at 05:16.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 235 of Meeus index or 1188 from Brown series.
Length of current 235 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2019. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 236 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:29, this is 15 days after last perigee on 24 December 2018 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2019 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 116 km (252 349 mi) away from Earth. It is 708 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 593 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 7 January 2019 at 00:08 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 January 2019 at 22:48 in ♋ Cancer.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2019 at 18:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.553°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.544° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2019 at 23:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 21 January 2019 at 05:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.