Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 15 January 2055 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.
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 ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2055 after 27 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:13, this is 11 days after last apogee on 3 January 2055 at 13:48 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2055 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 362 045 km (224 964 mi) away from Earth. It is 463 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 311 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 05:53 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 28 January 2055 at 16:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 05:53 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2055 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.742°. Next 9 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.
After 12 days on 27 January 2055 at 17:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.