Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 January 2076 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 13 January 2076 at 03:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2076 after 3 days on 21 January 2076 at 04:39.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 940 of Meeus index or 1893 from Brown series.
Length of current 940 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 941 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2076 at 18:38 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 20 January 2076 at 21:24 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 400 134 km (248 632 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 390 km (252 519 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 5 January 2076 at 17:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 January 2076 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 6 January 2076 at 04:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.509°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.505° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2076 at 14:14 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 21 January 2076 at 04:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.