Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 January 2086 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | January 2086

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 ♋ Cancer.

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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 30 December 2085 at 23:59.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2086 after 28 days on 29 January 2086 at 17:49.

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 1063 / 2016

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 1063 of Meeus index or 2016 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1063 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 1064 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠305°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.2°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 20 December 2085 at 14:38 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2086 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 399 002 km

Moon is 399 002 km (247 928 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 066 km (251 696 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 29 December 2085 at 15:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2086 at 03:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 29 December 2085 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.313°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.281° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2086 at 20:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 15 January 2086 at 11:24 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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