Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 January 2043 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | January 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% 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 25 January 2043 at 06:56.

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 ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1948".

Wolf Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 26 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.

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 532 / 1485

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 532 of Meeus index or 1485 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 532 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 533 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠269.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 February 2043 at 17:22 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 397 354 km

Moon is 397 354 km (246 904 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 270 km (251 202 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 17 January 2043 at 04:57 in ♈ Aries, 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 30 January 2043 at 09:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 22 January 2043 at 21:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.367°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.451° in the next southern standstill on 6 February 2043 at 04:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 9 February 2043 at 21:07 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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