Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 January 2068 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | January 2068

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2068 after 26 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 841 / 1794

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 15:47. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 4 February 2068 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 042 km

This apogee Moon is 406 042 km (252 303 mi) away from Earth. It is 634 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 667 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

7 days after descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2068 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.237°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.138° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 January 2068 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 3 February 2068 at 13:44 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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