Quarter* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 11 January 2057 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 5 January 2057 at 09:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2057 after 9 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 705 of Meeus index or 1658 from Brown series.
Length of current 705 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 706 length.
Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.7°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2057 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 January 2057 at 17:52 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 395 592 km (245 809 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 203 km (251 781 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 5 January 2057 at 04:48 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 January 2057 at 07:32 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2057 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.850°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.852° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2057 at 07:12 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.