Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 January 2049 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | January 2049

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 10 January 2049 at 21:56.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 3 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 606 / 1559

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 606 of Meeus index or 1559 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2049. It is 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠3.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2049 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 January 2049 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 891 km

The Moon is 403 891 km (250 966 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 228 km (252 418 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 14:48 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 29 January 2049 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 14:32 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.889°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2049. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.806° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 29 January 2049 at 19:42.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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