Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 January 2016 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | January 2016

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

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 16 January 2016 at 23:26.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2016 after 4 days on 24 January 2016 at 01:46.

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 198 / 1151

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 198 of Meeus index or 1151 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠292.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠292.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠319.8°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 15 January 2016 at 02:10 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 January 2016 at 09:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 062 km

The Moon is 369 062 km (229 324 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 553 km (251 378 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 14 January 2016 at 15:48 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2016 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 8 January 2016 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.420°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.375° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 January 2016 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 24 January 2016 at 01:46 in ♌ Leo 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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