Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 January 2017 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | January 2017

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 5 January 2017 at 19:47.

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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2017 after 4 days on 12 January 2017 at 11:34.

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 210 / 1163

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 210 of Meeus index or 1163 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 210 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 211 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠223.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠259.5°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 25 December 2016 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 January 2017 at 06:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 011 km

Moon is 364 011 km (226 186 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 242 km (225 708 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 2 January 2017 at 18:14 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 15 January 2017 at 10:45 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2016 at 03:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.958°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.932° in the next northern standstill on 11 January 2017 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 12 January 2017 at 11:34 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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