Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 20 January 2034 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 13 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.
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 10:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 421 of Meeus index or 1374 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 421. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 422 length.
Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠289°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.3°. 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°).
7 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2034 at 21:19 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 382 429 km (237 630 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 926 km (229 861 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2034 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.413°. Next 10 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.