Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 January 2076 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2076 | January 2076

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 13 January 2076 at 03:02.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2076 after 2 days on 21 January 2076 at 04:39.

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 940 / 1893

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 940 of Meeus index or 1893 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 940 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 941 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.4°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2076 at 18:38 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 20 January 2076 at 21:24 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 402 767 km

Moon is 402 767 km (250 268 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 390 km (252 519 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 5 January 2076 at 17:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 19 January 2076 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 6 January 2076 at 04:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.509°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.505° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2076 at 14:14 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 21 January 2076 at 04:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page