Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 15 January 2059 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 January 2059 at 03:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2059 after 13 days on 28 January 2059 at 15:11.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 730 of Meeus index or 1683 from Brown series.
Length of current 730 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes. It is 52 minutes longer than next lunation 731 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:49, this is 12 days after last apogee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 January 2059 at 13:03 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 358 945 km (223 038 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 563 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 411 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 10 January 2059 at 18:48 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 23 January 2059 at 08:38 in ♊ Gemini.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 13 January 2059 at 04:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.989°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.006° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2059 at 04:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 28 January 2059 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.