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Moon phase on 30 January 2069 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 January 2069 at 21:39 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2069 after 6 days on 6 February 2069 at 05:29.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 854 of Meeus index or 1807 from Brown series.
Length of current 854 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 855 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 26 January 2069 at 07:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 February 2069 at 08:23 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 366 622 km (227 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 051 km (251 687 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 12:42 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 13 February 2069 at 15:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 19 January 2069 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.561°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.473° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2069 at 18:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 6 February 2069 at 05:29 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.