Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 15 January 2036 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 January 2036 at 11:16.
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 passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2036 after 27 days on 11 February 2036 at 22:09.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 13 January 2036 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 January 2036 at 16:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 366 351 km (227 640 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 498 km (252 586 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 16:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 29 January 2036 at 22:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 16:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2036 at 12:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.295°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.277° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2036 at 21:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 28 January 2036 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.