Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 2 January 2036 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 29 December 2035 at 14:31.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2036 after 10 days on 13 January 2036 at 11:16.
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.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 445 of Meeus index or 1398 from Brown series.
Length of current 445 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 446 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠171°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠195.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 30 December 2035 at 15:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2036 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 401 362 km (249 395 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 519 km (221 531 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 18:21 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 15 January 2036 at 16:39 in ♌ Leo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2035 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.326°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.295° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2036 at 12:23 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 13 January 2036 at 11:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.