Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 January 2074 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | January 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 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 13 January 2074 at 06:31.

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 ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1876"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 28 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.

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 915 / 1868

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 915 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 916 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠72.6°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2074 at 13:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 382 048 km

Moon is 382 048 km (237 394 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 983 km (229 897 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 16:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 16:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2074 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.258°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.239° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2074 at 06:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 27 January 2074 at 06:37 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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