Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 26 January 2041 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 25 January 2041 at 10:33.
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 ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2041 after 20 days on 16 February 2041 at 02:21.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 18 January 2041 at 23:16 in ♌ Leo. 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 1 February 2041 at 07:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 381 271 km (236 911 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 610 km (221 587 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 15:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 8 February 2041 at 00:39 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 15 January 2041 at 15:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.766°. Next 3 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 5 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.