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 Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

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.

2 days after First Quarter

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Wolf Moon after 5 days

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.48% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1951".

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 173 / 1126

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.

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 lunation true anomaly is ∠353°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠8.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases 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, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 5 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53.

Distance to Moon 391 990 km

Moon is 391 990 km (243 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 8 days, distance is 356 922 km (221 781 mi). Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 537 km (252 610 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 9 January 2014 at 11:26, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55.

Draconic month

13 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving through the last part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

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

Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.

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