Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 13 January 2055 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2055.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 680 of Meeus index or 1633 from Brown series.
Length of current 680 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 681 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠109.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
9 days after point of apogee on 3 January 2055 at 13:48 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2055 at 09:13 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 369 953 km (229 878 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 045 km (224 964 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 1 January 2055 at 10:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 January 2055 at 05:53 in ♌ Leo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 January 2055 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.742°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.724° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2055 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.