Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 January 2077 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | January 2077

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 1 January 2077 at 17:27.

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 ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 2 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37.

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 952 / 1905

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 952 of Meeus index or 1905 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 952 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 953 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.5°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2076 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 January 2077 at 15:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 386 613 km

Moon is 386 613 km (240 230 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 574 km (252 012 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 14:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 21 January 2077 at 03:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 14:25 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2076 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.094°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.079° in the next northern standstill on 8 January 2077 at 11:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37 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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