Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 25 January 2097 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 21 January 2097 at 03:27.
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 ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2097 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1200 of Meeus index or 2153 from Brown series.
Length of current 1200 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 1201 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠257.9°. 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 15:17, this is 16 days after last apogee on 9 January 2097 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 February 2097 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 132 km (225 640 mi) away from Earth. It is 624 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 224 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2097 at 08:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 February 2097 at 07:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 17:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.991°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2097. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.061° in its southern standstill point on 8 February 2097 at 13:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 27 January 2097 at 19:47 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.