Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 30 January 2096 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 January 2096 at 09:45.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2096 after 8 days on 8 February 2096 at 09:50.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1188 of Meeus index or 2141 from Brown series.
Length of current 1188 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 1189 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.2°. 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 perigee on this date at 12:42, this is 12 days after last apogee on 17 January 2096 at 20:30 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2096 at 17:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 369 672 km (229 704 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 164 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 684 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 21 January 2096 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 February 2096 at 02:17 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 23 January 2096 at 11:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.665°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.721° in the next northern standstill on 5 February 2096 at 10:13 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 8 February 2096 at 09:50 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.