Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 January 2014 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | January 2014

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 8 January 2014 at 03:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2014 after 5 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 173 / 1126

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 173 of Meeus index or 1126 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 173 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 174 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠8.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2014 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 391 990 km

Moon is 391 990 km (243 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 537 km (252 610 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 9 January 2014 at 11:26 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2013 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.537°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.501° in the next northern standstill on 13 January 2014 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in First Quarter geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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