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Moon phase on 2 January 2058 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 January 2058 at 18:30 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2058 after 7 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 717 of Meeus index or 1670 from Brown series.
Length of current 717 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2058. It is 10 minutes longer than next lunation 718 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.9°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2057 at 07:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2058 at 06:58 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 385 991 km (239 844 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 377 km (252 511 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 25 December 2057 at 08:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 January 2058 at 16:37 in ♊ Gemini.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2057 at 12:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.515°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.506° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2058 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.