Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 January 2029 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2029 after 28 days on 28 February 2029 at 17:10.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 359 of Meeus index or 1312 from Brown series.
Length of current 359 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 7 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 360 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠136.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 20 January 2029 at 18:08 in ♈ Aries. 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 1 February 2029 at 12:21 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 400 km (228 292 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 336 km (225 767 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 28 January 2029 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 February 2029 at 03:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 26 January 2029 at 12:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.172°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.127° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2029 at 06:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 13 February 2029 at 10:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.