Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 15 January 2063 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2063.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 perigee on this date at 06:21, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 January 2063 at 10:03 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 January 2063 at 13:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 937 km (221 790 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2063. It is 5 571 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 512 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 5 January 2063 at 05:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 January 2063 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 13 January 2063 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.364°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.406° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2063 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.