Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 January 2034 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | January 2034

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 25 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 420 / 1373

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes 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 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 January 2034 at 00:22 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 746 km

The Moon is 395 746 km (245 905 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 300 km (251 220 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 29 December 2033 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries. 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 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.468°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.413° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 20 January 2034 at 10:02 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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