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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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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%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 January 2015 at 04:53 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

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.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2015.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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

The 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 length.

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠318°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠318°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.3°. 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2014 at 16:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2015 at 18:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 398 493 km

Moon is 398 493 km (247 612 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 411 km (251 911 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after its descending node on 29 December 2014 at 09:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2015 at 15:33 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

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

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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