Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 9 January 2058 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2058.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:58, this is 13 days after last perigee on 26 December 2057 at 07:44 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2058 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 377 km (252 511 mi) away from Earth. It is 969 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 332 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 7 January 2058 at 16:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 January 2058 at 19:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 03:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.506°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2058. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.534° in its southern standstill point on 22 January 2058 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.