Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 January 2042 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 28 January 2042 at 12:48.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2042 at 22:31 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 380 752 km (236 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 668 km (252 070 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 27 January 2042 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.777°. Next day 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 4 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.