Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 January 2022 Tuesday 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 first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2022.
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 272 of Meeus index or 1225 from Brown series.
Length of current 272 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 273 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 399 234 km (248 073 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 250 km (225 092 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 13 January 2022 at 04:19 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2022 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.310°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.369° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.