Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 January 2034 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 January 2034 at 08:32.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 2 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 421 of Meeus index or 1374 from Brown series.
Length of current 421 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 9 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 25 January 2034 at 21:19 in ♈ Aries. 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 9 February 2034 at 21:37 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 695 km (232 825 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 475 km (251 329 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 25 January 2034 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 February 2034 at 08:04 in ♎ Libra.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 00:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.344°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.256° in its southern standstill point on 14 February 2034 at 10:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.