Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 January 2097 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1948".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2097 after 1 day 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 13 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 25 January 2097 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 February 2097 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 989 km

Moon is 366 989 km (228 036 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 803 km (251 533 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2097 at 08:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 February 2097 at 07:36 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 25 January 2097 at 17:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.991°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.061° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2097 at 13:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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