Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 January 2057 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 28 January 2057 at 03:44.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2057 after 18 days on 19 February 2057 at 11:56.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 705 of Meeus index or 1658 from Brown series.
Length of current 705 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 706 length.
Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.7°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:59, this is 16 days after last apogee on 15 January 2057 at 17:52 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 February 2057 at 14:05 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 366 306 km (227 612 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 798 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 050 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 19 January 2057 at 07:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 February 2057 at 14:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2057 at 07:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.852°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.875° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2057 at 14:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 3 February 2057 at 22:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.