Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 January 2079 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 10 January 2079 at 18:29.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2079 after 1 day on 17 January 2079 at 11:06.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 977 of Meeus index or 1930 from Brown series.
Length of current 977 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 978 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.8°. 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 perigee on this date at 03:12, this is 16 days after last apogee on 30 December 2078 at 02:17 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 January 2079 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 363 679 km (225 980 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 171 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 677 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 11 January 2079 at 23:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2079 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 2 January 2079 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.521°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.561° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2079 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 17 January 2079 at 11:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.