Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 January 2078 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | January 2078

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

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 20 January 2078 at 21:59.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2078 after 5 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33.

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 965 / 1918

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 965 of Meeus index or 1918 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 965 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 966 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠294.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.6°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 18 January 2078 at 18:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 February 2078 at 05:07 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 366 538 km

Moon is 366 538 km (227 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 608 km (251 412 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 17:10 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 5 February 2078 at 19:13 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 17:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2078 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.463°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.499° in the next northern standstill on 25 January 2078 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33 in ♌ Leo, 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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