Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 January 2063 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 14 January 2063 at 19:11.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2063 after 25 days on 13 February 2063 at 05:48.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 15 January 2063 at 06:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 January 2063 at 13:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 832 km (228 560 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 600 km (252 650 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 February 2063 at 08:33 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 13 January 2063 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.364°. Next 7 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.
After 11 days on 29 January 2063 at 12:23 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.