Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 January 2034 Wednesday 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 5 days on 12 January 2034 at 13:17.
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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 15 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.
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 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.
Length of current 420 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 421 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2034 at 00:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2034 at 21:19 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 391 897 km (243 514 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 926 km (229 861 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2034 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.413°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.344° in the next northern standstill on 31 January 2034 at 00:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 20 January 2034 at 10:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.