Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 22 January 2046 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.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 first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1949".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2046.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 569 of Meeus index or 1522 from Brown series.
Length of current 569 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 46 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 570 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2046 at 19:02 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 832 km (227 939 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 440 km (223 346 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 January 2046 at 06:24 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2046 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.297°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.313° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2046 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.