Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 19 January 2057 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 12 January 2057 at 15:34.
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 ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2057 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 15 January 2057 at 17:52 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 January 2057 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 095 km (248 608 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 306 km (227 612 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:32 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 1 February 2057 at 14:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 07:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 07:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.852°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2057. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.875° in its southern standstill point on 1 February 2057 at 14:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.