Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 January 2066 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | January 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 11 January 2066 at 15:07.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1915"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2066 after 23 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29.

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 816 / 1769

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 816 of Meeus index or 1769 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 816 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 47 minutes. It is 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 817 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.6°. 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 7 January 2066 at 15:46 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2066 at 15:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 346 km

Moon is 374 346 km (232 608 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 177 km (225 668 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 11 January 2066 at 07:55 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2066 at 14:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 8 January 2066 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.491°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.483° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2066 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 January 2066 at 20:14 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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