Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 29 January 2049 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 26 January 2049 at 21:33.
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 about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2049 after 19 days on 17 February 2049 at 20:47.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 606 of Meeus index or 1559 from Brown series.
Length of current 606 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2049. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 607 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of apogee on 17 January 2049 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2049 at 08:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 221 km (226 938 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 256 km (223 231 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 February 2049 at 17:32 in ♊ Gemini.
At 17:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 19:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.806°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.719° in its northern standstill point on 11 February 2049 at 21:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 2 February 2049 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.