Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 January 2019 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 14 January 2019 at 06:45.
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 ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2019 after 1 day on 21 January 2019 at 05:16.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 235 of Meeus index or 1188 from Brown series.
Length of current 235 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2019. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 236 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.6°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2019 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 365 587 km (227 165 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 345 km (222 044 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 22:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 3 February 2019 at 06:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 22:48 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 January 2019 at 23:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.544°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.547° in the next southern standstill on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 21 January 2019 at 05:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.