Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 January 2049 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2049 after 17 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 27 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2049 at 08:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 325 km (225 760 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 256 km (223 231 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 29 January 2049 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 February 2049 at 17:32 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 29 January 2049 at 19:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.806°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.719° in the next northern standstill on 11 February 2049 at 21:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.