Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 January 2100 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 10 January 2100 at 12:55.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2100 after 10 days on 26 January 2100 at 02:49.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1237 of Meeus index or 2190 from Brown series.
Length of current 1237 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 1238 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠81.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2100 at 08:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2100 at 10:48 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 838 km (250 933 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 420 km (251 295 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 03:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 January 2100 at 00:35 in ♍ Virgo.
At 03:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 8 January 2100 at 21:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.379°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.437° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2100 at 08:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 26 January 2100 at 02:49 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.