Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 13 January 2052 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 9 January 2052 at 09:27.
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 is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2052 after 2 days on 16 January 2052 at 04:24.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 643 of Meeus index or 1596 from Brown series.
Length of current 643 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 25 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 644 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285.5°. 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 12 January 2052 at 14:41 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2052 at 12:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 367 216 km (228 177 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 327 km (251 237 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 9 January 2052 at 09:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2052 at 12:23 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2051 at 19:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.780°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.725° in the next northern standstill on 14 January 2052 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 16 January 2052 at 04:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.