Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 26 January 2024 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1949".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2024.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 297 of Meeus index or 1250 from Brown series.
Length of current 297 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 298 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2024 at 10:35 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 January 2024 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 402 678 km (250 213 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 781 km (252 141 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 17 January 2024 at 14:05 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2024 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.203°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.304° in the next southern standstill on 6 February 2024 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.