Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 January 2042 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 30 December 2041 at 03:46.
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 ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 3 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.
Length of current 519 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 520 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠326°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 27 December 2041 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 373 918 km (232 342 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 808 km (251 536 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2042 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2041 at 14:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.725°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.722° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2042 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.