Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 17 January 2051 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 12 January 2051 at 18:58.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2051 after 9 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20.
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.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 631 of Meeus index or 1584 from Brown series.
Length of current 631 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 632 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 15 January 2051 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2051 at 19:46 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 173 km (251 763 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 7 January 2051 at 05:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2051 at 03:36 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2051 at 12:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.761°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.697° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2051 at 08:46 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.