Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 10 January 2021 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 6 January 2021 at 09:37.
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 ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2021 after 18 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 259 of Meeus index or 1212 from Brown series.
Length of current 259 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 260 length.
Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 9 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2021 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 991 km (228 038 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 361 km (251 258 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 20:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 30 December 2020 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.868°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.870° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2021 at 08:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 13 January 2021 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.