Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 January 2013 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 January 2013 at 23:45.
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 passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2013 after 4 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38.
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.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 161 of Meeus index or 1114 from Brown series.
Length of current 161 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 36 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 162 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠44.2°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:52, this is 12 days after last perigee on 10 January 2013 at 10:26 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 February 2013 at 12:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 405 313 km (251 850 mi) away from Earth. It is 95 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 396 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 21 January 2013 at 01:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 February 2013 at 02:14 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 9 January 2013 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.879°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.816° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2013 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.