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Moon phase on 2 January 2056 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | January 2056

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 January 2056 at 22:05 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 passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2056.

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 692 / 1645

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 692 of Meeus index or 1645 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 692 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 693 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠45.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠45.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠75.8°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 27 December 2055 at 05:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 January 2056 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 388 971 km

Moon is 388 971 km (241 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 190 km (230 025 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 January 2056 at 07:42 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 21:00 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.189°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.177° in its southern standstill point on 15 January 2056 at 19:49 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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