Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 January 2041 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days 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 first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2041 after 15 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 28 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2041 at 07:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 819 km (226 067 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 610 km (221 587 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 26 January 2041 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 February 2041 at 00:39 in ♉ Taurus.
19 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 29 January 2041 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.843°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.907° in the next northern standstill on 11 February 2041 at 21:04 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.