Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 26 January 2079 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 January 2079 at 21:46.
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 ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2079 after 20 days on 15 February 2079 at 23:45.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 977 of Meeus index or 1930 from Brown series.
Length of current 977 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 978 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:03, this is 11 days after last perigee on 15 January 2079 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 11 February 2079 at 08:13 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 718 km (251 480 mi) away from Earth. It is 690 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 991 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 24 January 2079 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 February 2079 at 23:17 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2079 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.561°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.617° in the next southern standstill on 30 January 2079 at 00:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 1 February 2079 at 23:35 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.