Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 January 2049 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 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 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 2 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 12 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

12 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 405 160 km

Moon is 405 160 km (251 755 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 after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 15 January 2049 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2049 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 15 January 2049 at 14:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.889°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.806° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2049 at 19:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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