Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 6 January 2096 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 3 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 first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2096 after 3 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 11 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 5 January 2096 at 18:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2096 at 20:30 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 366 411 km (227 677 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 322 km (251 234 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 23:04 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 21 January 2096 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 23:04 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 27 December 2095 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.640°. Next 2 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 3 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.