Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 3 January 2088 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 1 January 2088 at 17:54.
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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2088 after 4 days on 8 January 2088 at 09:37.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1088 of Meeus index or 2041 from Brown series.
Length of current 1088 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1089 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠208.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.2°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 22 December 2087 at 02:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2088 at 19:17 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 500 km (227 111 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 758 km (224 165 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 21 December 2087 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2088 at 02:18 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2087 at 22:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.078°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.031° in the next northern standstill on 6 January 2088 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 8 January 2088 at 09:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.