Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 January 2062 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 10 January 2062 at 17:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2062 after 8 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 767 of Meeus index or 1720 from Brown series.
Length of current 767 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 768 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠201.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠232.2°. 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 apogee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2062 at 20:23 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 381 942 km (237 328 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 491 km (223 377 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 15:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 29 January 2062 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra.
At 15:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 9 January 2062 at 02:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.405°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.481° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2062 at 20:38 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.