Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 January 2057 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | January 2057

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 January 2057 at 15:34.

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 ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2057 after 4 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01.

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 705 / 1658

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 705 of Meeus index or 1658 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 705 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 706 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.7°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 15 January 2057 at 17:52 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 January 2057 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 428 km

Moon is 405 428 km (251 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 306 km (227 612 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 5 January 2057 at 04:48 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 January 2057 at 07:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2057 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.850°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.852° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2057 at 07:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01 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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