Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 January 2059 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 20 January 2059 at 18:51.
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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2059 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 15 January 2059 at 06:49 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 January 2059 at 13:03 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 386 893 km (240 404 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 368 km (252 505 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 08:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 6 February 2059 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 08:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 13 January 2059 at 04:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.989°. Next 2 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 5 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.