Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 January 2042 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 January 2042 at 20:42.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 12 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 520 of Meeus index or 1473 from Brown series.
Length of current 520 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 57 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:31, this is 11 days after last apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 362 798 km (225 432 mi) away from Earth. It is 290 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 558 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2042 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.777°. Next 9 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.
After 12 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.