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Moon phase on 2 January 2018 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | January 2018

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 2 January 2018 at 02:24 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 ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2018.

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 222 / 1175

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 222 of Meeus index or 1175 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

Length of current 222 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 47 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2018. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 223 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month and it is the longest synodic month length of a for 21st century.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠173.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠198.1°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 January 2018 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 January 2018 at 02:10 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 673 km

Moon is 363 673 km (225 976 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 461 km (252 563 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 22 December 2017 at 10:04 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 January 2018 at 07:48 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 00:01 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.055°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.048° in its southern standstill point on 15 January 2018 at 16:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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