Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 January 2036 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | January 2036

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

Waning Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 13 January 2036 at 11:16.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2036 after 24 days on 11 February 2036 at 22:09.

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 445 / 1398

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 445 of Meeus index or 1398 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

Length of current 445 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 446 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠171°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠171°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠195.6°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2036 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 January 2036 at 16:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 378 016 km

Moon is 378 016 km (234 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 498 km (252 586 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 15 January 2036 at 16:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2036 at 22:45 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 2036 at 12:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.295°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.277° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2036 at 21:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 28 January 2036 at 10:17 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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