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Moon phase on 11 January 2068 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | January 2068

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 January 2068 at 17:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2068 after 7 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 841 / 1794

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 841 of Meeus index or 1794 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 31 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠331.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠348.6°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 January 2068 at 15:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 369 171 km

The Moon is 369 171 km (229 392 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 042 km (252 303 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 2 January 2068 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 3 January 2068 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.264°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.237° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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