Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 January 2049 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | January 2049

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 10 January 2049 at 21:56.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 3 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29.

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 606 / 1559

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 606 of Meeus index or 1559 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 606 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2049. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 607 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2049 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2049 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 891 km

Moon is 403 891 km (250 966 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 228 km (252 418 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 14:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 29 January 2049 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 14:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.889°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2049. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.806° in its southern standstill point on 29 January 2049 at 19:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29 in ♋ Cancer, 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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