Quarter* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 8 January 2071 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 1 January 2071 at 12:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 7 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.
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.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 878 of Meeus index or 1831 from Brown series.
Length of current 878 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2071. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 879 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠187.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.7°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 31 December 2070 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 381 995 km (237 361 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 535 km (222 162 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 19:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2070 at 07:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.553°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.487° in the next northern standstill on 14 January 2071 at 05:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.