Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 31 January 2025 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 29 January 2025 at 12:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.
Length of current 310 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 369 373 km (229 518 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 457 km (228 327 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.534°. Next 7 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.
After 12 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.