Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 January 2042 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | January 2042

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

Waning Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 23 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.

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 519 / 1472

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠300.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠326°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 04:04. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 27 December 2041 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 23 January 2042 at 22:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 808 km

This apogee Moon is 404 808 km (251 536 mi) away from Earth. It is 600 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 901 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2042 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 5 January 2042 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.722°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.777° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 21 January 2042 at 20:42 in ♑ Capricorn 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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