Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 January 2068 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | January 2068

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2068 after 28 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38.

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 841 / 1794

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 841 of Meeus index or 1794 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 841 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 842 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.6°. 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 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 January 2068 at 15:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 062 km

Moon is 404 062 km (251 072 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 042 km (252 303 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2068 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

17 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.237°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.138° in the next southern standstill on 30 January 2068 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 3 February 2068 at 13:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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