Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 January 2049 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer 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 ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 1 day 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 13 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 00:48. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 3 January 2049 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 1 February 2049 at 08:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 406 228 km

This apogee Moon is 406 228 km (252 418 mi) away from Earth. It is 820 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 481 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 15 January 2049 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2049 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 January 2049 at 14:32 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.889°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.806° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 January 2049 at 19:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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