Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 9 January 2097 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 January 2097 at 09:20.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2097 after 18 days on 27 January 2097 at 19:47.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1199 of Meeus index or 2152 from Brown series.
Length of current 1199 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 1200 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.5°. 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 apogee on this date at 15:16, this is 12 days after last perigee on 28 December 2096 at 08:21 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2097 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 774 km (252 136 mi) away from Earth. It is 366 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 935 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 8 January 2097 at 05:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2097 at 08:09 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 29 December 2096 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.927°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.927° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2097 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 13 January 2097 at 15:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.