Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 January 2014 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | January 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 8 January 2014 at 03:39.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2014 after 2 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.

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 173 / 1126

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 173 of Meeus index or 1126 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠353°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠8.3°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2014 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 402 400 km

The Moon is 402 400 km (250 040 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 537 km (252 610 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 9 January 2014 at 11:26 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 08:14 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.501°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2014. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.396° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 27 January 2014 at 16:31.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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