Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 January 2024 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 25 January 2024 at 17:54.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2024 after 26 days on 24 February 2024 at 12:30.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:14, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 January 2024 at 10:35 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2024 at 18:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 781 km (252 141 mi) away from Earth. It is 373 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 928 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2024 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.203°. Next 8 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.
After 11 days on 9 February 2024 at 22:59 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.