Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 January 2019 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2019.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:58, this is 12 days after last apogee on 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 February 2019 at 09:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 345 km (222 044 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 163 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 011 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 20 January 2019 at 22:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 February 2019 at 06:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
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 11 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.