Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 January 2081 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 10 January 2081 at 01:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2081 after 9 days on 25 January 2081 at 04:01.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1002 of Meeus index or 1955 from Brown series.
Length of current 1002 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2081. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 1003 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2081 at 23:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2081 at 17:17 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 624 km (249 558 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 141 km (221 917 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 13:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 28 January 2081 at 10:41 in ♍ Virgo.
At 13:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 8 January 2081 at 08:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.426°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.501° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2081 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 25 January 2081 at 04:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.