Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 January 2030 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 26 January 2030 at 18:14.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 17 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 371 of Meeus index or 1324 from Brown series.
Length of current 371 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 372 length.
Length of current synodic month is 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 28 January 2030 at 16:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 372 005 km (231 153 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 292 km (251 215 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 February 2030 at 04:07 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 29 January 2030 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.491°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.393° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2030 at 17:24 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 2 February 2030 at 16:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.