Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 January 2088 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2088 after 17 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 26 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 18 January 2088 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 February 2088 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 452 km (251 315 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 292 km (227 603 mi).
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2088 at 03:49 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.974°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2088. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.864° in its northern standstill point on 2 February 2088 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.