Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 7 January 2068 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 January 2068 at 02:38.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2068 after 11 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 841 of Meeus index or 1794 from Brown series.
Length of current 841 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 842 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 January 2068 at 15:47 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 668 km (225 973 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 042 km (252 303 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 2 January 2068 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 3 January 2068 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.264°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.237° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.