Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 January 2057 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.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 ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2057.
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 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°).
5 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 January 2057 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 392 622 km (243 964 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 306 km (227 612 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 19 January 2057 at 07:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 February 2057 at 14:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2057 at 07:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.852°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.875° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2057 at 14:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.