Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 January 2030 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 11 January 2030 at 14:06.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 3 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 371 of Meeus index or 1324 from Brown series.
Length of current 371 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 372 length.
Length of current synodic month is 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.6°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 January 2030 at 16:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 401 441 km (249 444 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 541 km (229 622 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 22:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.549°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2030. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.491° in its southern standstill point on 29 January 2030 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.