Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 5 January 2096 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 January 2096 at 23:02.
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 ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2096 after 4 days on 9 January 2096 at 19:20.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1187 of Meeus index or 2140 from Brown series.
Length of current 1187 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 1188 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠291.7°. 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 18:18, this is 15 days after last apogee on 20 December 2095 at 23:26 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2096 at 20:30 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 368 290 km (228 845 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 782 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 066 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 24 December 2095 at 17:49 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 6 January 2096 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 27 December 2095 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.640°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.638° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2096 at 02:58 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 9 January 2096 at 19:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.