Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 5 January 2063 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2063 after 9 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 5 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 2 January 2063 at 10:03 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2063 at 06:21 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 400 052 km (248 581 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 937 km (221 790 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 05:33 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 18 January 2063 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.
At 05:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2062 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.306°. Next 7 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 9 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.