Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 January 2026 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.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 ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2026 after 14 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09.
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 19:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 322. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 323 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276.3°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2026 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 396 966 km (246 663 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 878 km (227 346 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 7 January 2026 at 11:22 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 22 January 2026 at 00:03 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 16 January 2026 at 05:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.302°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.361° in the next northern standstill on 29 January 2026 at 17:02 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.