Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 January 2097 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | January 2097

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% 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 21 January 2097 at 03:27.

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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2097 after 5 days on 27 January 2097 at 19:47.

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 1200 / 2153

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 1200 of Meeus index or 2153 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 1200 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 1201 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠222.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠257.9°. 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 9 January 2097 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 25 January 2097 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 602 km

Moon is 364 602 km (226 553 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 132 km (225 640 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 08:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 4 February 2097 at 07:36 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 08:09 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2097 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.927°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.991° in the next northern standstill on 25 January 2097 at 17:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 27 January 2097 at 19:47 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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