Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 January 2043 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 January 2043 at 09:05.
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 ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2043 after 3 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.
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 532 of Meeus index or 1485 from Brown series.
Length of current 532 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 533 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus. 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 1 February 2043 at 17:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 367 248 km (228 197 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 270 km (251 202 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 17 January 2043 at 04:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 January 2043 at 09:53 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.311°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.367° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2043 at 21:28 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.