Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 January 2054 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.
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 is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2054 after 26 days on 22 February 2054 at 06:46.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 668 of Meeus index or 1621 from Brown series.
Length of current 668 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2054. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 669 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2054 at 19:38 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 February 2054 at 06:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 684 km (228 468 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 527 km (252 604 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 9 February 2054 at 07:02 in ♓ Pisces.
At 01:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous North standstill on 21 January 2054 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.720°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.688° in the next southern standstill on 4 February 2054 at 02:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 7 February 2054 at 18:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.