Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 January 2088 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 15 January 2088 at 15:13.
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 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2088 after 19 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1088 of Meeus index or 2041 from Brown series.
Length of current 1088 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1089 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠208.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.2°. 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 17:28, this is 11 days after last perigee on 6 January 2088 at 19:17 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 February 2088 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 230 km (251 798 mi) away from Earth. It is 178 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 479 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 17 January 2088 at 02:46 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2088 at 03:49 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 6 January 2088 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.031°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.974° in the next southern standstill on 20 January 2088 at 07:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 23 January 2088 at 19:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.