Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 January 2096 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | January 2096

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 45% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 January 2096 at 23:02 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2096 after 7 days on 9 January 2096 at 19:20.

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 1187 / 2140

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1187 of Meeus index or 2140 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 1187 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 1188 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠255°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠255°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠291.7°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 20 December 2095 at 23:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 January 2096 at 18:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 896 km

Moon is 364 896 km (226 736 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 290 km (228 845 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 24 December 2095 at 17:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2096 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 27 December 2095 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.640°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.638° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2096 at 02:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 9 January 2096 at 19:20 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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