Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 January 2025 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 26 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 309 / 1262

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 309 of Meeus index or 1262 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 309 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 310 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠272.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.9°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 399 262 km

Moon is 399 262 km (248 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 299 km (251 220 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 5 January 2025 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 January 2025 at 01:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.464°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.534° in the next southern standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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