Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 28 January 2061 at 18:10.
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 first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2061 after 5 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 755 of Meeus index or 1708 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠265.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 14:53. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 15 January 2061 at 08:29 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 12 February 2061 at 05:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 369 564 km (229 636 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 056 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 792 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 27 January 2061 at 14:07 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 February 2061 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 19 January 2061 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.037°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.115° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 February 2061 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 4 February 2061 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.