This happens at around the time when the Moon's orbit carries it around the far side of the Earth as seen from the Sun, at around the same time that it passes full moon.
This distance between the Earth and Moon will be 0.0027 AU (403,000 km).
The positions of the Sun and Moon in the sky will be:
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The sky on 26 Jan 2024
|The sky on 26 January 2024
15 days old
All times shown in EST.
The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.
|25 Jan 2024
|– Full Moon
|02 Feb 2024
|– Moon at Last Quarter
|09 Feb 2024
|– New Moon
|16 Feb 2024
|– Moon at First Quarter
Simulated image courtesy of Tom Ruen.