Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 January 2071 Saturday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 14 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33.
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 07:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 879 of Meeus index or 1832 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 879. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 880 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.1°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2071 at 17:21 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 400 680 km (248 971 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 680 km (224 738 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 February 2071 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2071 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.333° in the next northern standstill on 10 February 2071 at 15:57 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.