Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 31 January 2043 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 23 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 532 of Meeus index or 1485 from Brown series.
Length of current 532 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 533 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 February 2043 at 17:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 404 858 km (251 567 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 270 km (251 202 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 30 January 2043 at 09:53 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2043 at 07:12 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 22 January 2043 at 21:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.367°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.451° in the next southern standstill on 6 February 2043 at 04:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 9 February 2043 at 21:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.