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Moon phase on 28 January 2040 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | January 2040

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 29 January 2040 at 07:54 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1948".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2040.

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 495 / 1448

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 495 of Meeus index or 1448 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 495 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2040. It is 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 496 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.1°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 403 323 km

Moon is 403 323 km (250 613 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 749 km (224 780 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2040 at 12:28 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 26 January 2040 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.480°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.560° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2040 at 16:13 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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