Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 22 January 2042 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 13 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 520 of Meeus index or 1473 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 520. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 521 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠326°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠344.2°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo. 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 23 January 2042 at 22:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 368 608 km (229 042 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 798 km (225 432 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 15 January 2042 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2042 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.777°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.833° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2042 at 18:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.