Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 29 January 2022 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 January 2022 at 13:41.
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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 18 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.
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 272 of Meeus index or 1225 from Brown series.
Length of current 272 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 273 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32°. 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°).
15 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 620 km (225 943 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 250 km (225 092 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.369°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.444° in its northern standstill point on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 1 February 2022 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.