Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 January 2020 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | January 2020

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

Waxing Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 3 January 2020 at 04:45.

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 ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2020 after 3 days on 10 January 2020 at 19:21.

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 247 / 1200

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 247 of Meeus index or 1200 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠82.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠82.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠120.5°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 2 January 2020 at 01:30 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2020 at 20:20 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 391 367 km

The Moon is 391 367 km (243 184 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 964 km (227 399 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 26 December 2019 at 13:01 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2020 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2019 at 20:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.227°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.223° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 January 2020 at 06:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 10 January 2020 at 19:21 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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