Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 19 January 2025 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.
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 first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 24 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 309 of Meeus index or 1262 from Brown series.
Length of current 309 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 310 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 404 231 km (251 177 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 299 km (251 220 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.464°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.534° in the next southern standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.