Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 January 2050 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 25 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 618 / 1571

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠350.1°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 January 2050 at 18:50 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 974 km

The Moon is 403 974 km (251 018 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 295 km (222 013 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 January 2050 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.260°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.179° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 23 January 2050 at 04:57 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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