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Moon phase on 5 January 2015 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2015 | January 2015

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%.

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Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.14% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Wolf Moon of January.

Moon in Cancer

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

Upcoming Moon phases

Lunar orbit details for

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 185 / 1138

Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 185 of Meeus index or 1138 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 185 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 186.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

True anomaly ∠318°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠318°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠338.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2014 at 16:43, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 4 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 9 January 2015 at 18:17.

Distance to Moon 398 493 km

Moon is 398 493 km (247 612 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 11 days, distance is 364 791 km (226 671 mi). Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 405 411 km (251 911 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after its descending node on 29 December 2014 at 09:27, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2015 at 15:33.

Draconic month

19 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 3 January 2015 at 17:53, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠18.650°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 12 days to face South declination of ∠-18.577° in the next southern standstill on 18 January 2015 at 06:17.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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