Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 January 2026 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | January 2026

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 December 2025 at 19:10.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2026 after 1 day on 3 January 2026 at 10:03.

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 321 / 1274

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 321 of Meeus index or 1274 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 5 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠207°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠239°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 January 2026 at 21:43 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 January 2026 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 365 508 km

The Moon is 365 508 km (227 116 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 437 km (251 927 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 25 December 2025 at 22:03 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2026 at 11:22 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 08:20 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.265°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.302° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 16 January 2026 at 05:25.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 3 January 2026 at 10:03 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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