Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 28 January 2055 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2055 after 14 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 681 of Meeus index or 1634 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 681. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2055. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 682 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.8°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 15 January 2055 at 09:13 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2055 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 856 km (250 323 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 942 km (252 241 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 16:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 11 February 2055 at 16:36 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 25 January 2055 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.724°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.711° in the next northern standstill on 8 February 2055 at 23:45 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.