Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 24 January 2021 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 20 January 2021 at 21:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2021 after 4 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 260 of Meeus index or 1213 from Brown series.
Length of current 260 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 261 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠87°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 21 January 2021 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 February 2021 at 19:33 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 401 537 km (249 504 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 127 km (229 986 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 21:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 7 February 2021 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 21:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2021 at 08:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.870°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.898° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.