Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 19 January 2068 Thursday 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 first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2068.
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 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°).
12 days 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 January 2068 at 15:47 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 401 995 km (249 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 042 km (252 303 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2068 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.237°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.138° in the next southern standstill on 30 January 2068 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.