Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 January 2063 Tuesday 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 2 days on 30 December 2062 at 16:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2063 after 12 days on 14 January 2063 at 19:11.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
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 779 of Meeus index or 1732 from Brown series.
Length of current 779 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2063. It is 11 minutes longer than next lunation 780 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.8°. 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 10:03, this is 7 days after last perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2063 at 06:21 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 278 km (252 449 mi) away from Earth. It is 870 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 431 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 21 December 2062 at 21:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2063 at 05:33 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2062 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.306°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.364° in the next northern standstill on 13 January 2063 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 14 January 2063 at 19:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.