Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 January 2045 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2045.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 556 of Meeus index or 1509 from Brown series.
Length of current 556 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2045. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 557 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠182.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:25, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2045 at 22:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 356 773 km (221 688 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2045. It is 5 735 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 348 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 24 December 2044 at 21:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 January 2045 at 16:49 in ♌ Leo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.069°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.098° in the next southern standstill on 15 January 2045 at 09:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.