Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 17 January 2056 Monday 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 first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2056 after 15 days on 1 February 2056 at 12:36.
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 22:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 693 of Meeus index or 1646 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 693. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 694 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠75.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠113.6°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2056 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2056 at 02:22 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 387 013 km (240 479 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 486 km (251 336 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 06:04 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 31 January 2056 at 16:41 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 January 2056 at 19:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.177°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.178° in the next northern standstill on 30 January 2056 at 06:21 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.