Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 29 January 2025 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 14 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 310. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than next lunation 311 length.
Length of current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 377 724 km (234 707 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 457 km (228 327 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 19 January 2025 at 01:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.534°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.599° in the next northern standstill on 8 February 2025 at 10:40 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.