Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 January 2068 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.
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 ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2068 after 26 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38.
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 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:47, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 February 2068 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 042 km (252 303 mi) away from Earth. It is 634 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 667 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2068 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.237°. Next 8 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.
After 12 days on 3 February 2068 at 13:44 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.