Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 January 2041 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 January 2041 at 19:08.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2041 after 13 days on 17 January 2041 at 07:11.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 507 of Meeus index or 1460 from Brown series.
Length of current 507 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 35 minutes. It is 39 minutes longer than next lunation 508 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:39, this is 12 days after last apogee on 22 December 2040 at 13:29 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 January 2041 at 23:16 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 358 590 km (222 817 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 918 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 766 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 30 December 2040 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2041 at 00:01 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 January 2041 at 11:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.763°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.766° in the next northern standstill on 15 January 2041 at 15:57 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 17 January 2041 at 07:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.