Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 January 2097 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2097 after 15 days on 27 January 2097 at 19:47.
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 28 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 9 January 2097 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2097 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 402 592 km (250 159 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 132 km (225 640 mi).
4 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2097 at 08:09 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.927°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2097. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.991° in its northern standstill point on 25 January 2097 at 17:18 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.