Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 30 January 2068 Monday 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 2 days on 27 January 2068 at 14:27.
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 ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2068 after 18 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38.
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 841 of Meeus index or 1794 from Brown series.
Length of current 841 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 842 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
7 days after point of apogee on 22 January 2068 at 15:47 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 February 2068 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 378 810 km (235 382 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 542 km (222 166 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 02:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 11 February 2068 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini.
At 02:06 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 17:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.138°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.052° in its northern standstill point on 12 February 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 3 February 2068 at 13:44 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.