Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 January 2087 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | January 2087

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

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 January 2087 at 22:11.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1809"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2087 after 27 days on 17 February 2087 at 13:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1076 / 2029

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1076 of Meeus index or 2029 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 1076 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1077 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠275.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠275.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.1°. 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 12 January 2087 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries. 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 26 January 2087 at 01:01 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 396 192 km

Moon is 396 192 km (246 182 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 340 km (251 245 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 14 January 2087 at 20:43 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 January 2087 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 15 January 2087 at 23:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.560°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.469° in the next southern standstill on 30 January 2087 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 3 February 2087 at 12:10 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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