Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 25 January 2020 Saturday 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 about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2020 after 14 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33.
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 21:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 248 of Meeus index or 1201 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 248. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 249 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.6°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2020 at 20:20 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 January 2020 at 21:28 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 397 866 km (247 222 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 390 km (251 898 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 22 January 2020 at 20:31 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 6 February 2020 at 08:59 in ♋ Cancer.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 23 January 2020 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.225°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.268° in the next northern standstill on 6 February 2020 at 16:10 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.