Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 January 2090 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 January 2090 at 01:21.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1884"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2090 after 3 days on 16 January 2090 at 03:02.

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 1113 / 2066

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1113 of Meeus index or 2066 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 1113 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 1114 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠135.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠135.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163.9°. 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 perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 4 January 2090 at 23:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 January 2090 at 04:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 380 409 km

Moon is 380 409 km (236 375 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 708 km (222 891 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 7 January 2090 at 17:09 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 January 2090 at 12:25 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 30 December 2089 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.450°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.390° in the next northern standstill on 14 January 2090 at 07:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 16 January 2090 at 03:02 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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