Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 January 2051 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | January 2051

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 28 December 2050 at 05:15.

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 ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2051 after 23 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20.

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 630 / 1583

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 630 of Meeus index or 1583 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 630 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 631 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.4°. 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

13 days after point of perigee on 20 December 2050 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces. 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 4 January 2051 at 00:04 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 436 km

Moon is 405 436 km (251 926 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 452 km (251 315 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 24 December 2050 at 02:37 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 January 2051 at 05:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2050 at 00:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.815°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.761° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2051 at 12:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 January 2051 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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