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Moon phase on 16 January 2071 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | January 2071

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 16 January 2071 at 02:35 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1950".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2071.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

Lunation 878 / 1831

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 878 of Meeus index or 1831 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the 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 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠187.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠187.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠214.7°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer. 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 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 442 km

The Moon is 365 442 km (227 075 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 168 km (252 381 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 14 January 2071 at 05:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.487°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.432° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 January 2071 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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