Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 January 2019 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | January 2019

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 14 January 2019 at 06:45.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2019 after 1 day on 21 January 2019 at 05:16.

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 235 / 1188

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 235 of Meeus index or 1188 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

Length of current 235 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2019. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 236 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 21 January 2019 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 368 433 km

Moon is 368 433 km (228 934 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 345 km (222 044 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 7 January 2019 at 00:08 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 20 January 2019 at 22:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 23:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.544°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2019. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.547° in its southern standstill point on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 21 January 2019 at 05:16 in ♌ Leo, 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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