Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 January 2041 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 January 2041 at 07:11.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2041 after 28 days on 16 February 2041 at 02:21.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 23:16, this is 15 days after last perigee on 3 January 2041 at 19:39 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2041 at 07:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 419 km (252 537 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 011 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 290 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 12 January 2041 at 00:01 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 January 2041 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 15 January 2041 at 15:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.766°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.843° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2041 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 1 February 2041 at 05:43 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.