Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 January 2012 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | January 2012

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 January 2012 at 07:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1824"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2012 after 13 days on 7 February 2012 at 21:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 149 / 1102

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 149 of Meeus index or 1102 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 149 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 150 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠107.8°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 17 January 2012 at 21:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 January 2012 at 17:42 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 392 991 km

Moon is 392 991 km (244 193 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 325 km (251 236 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 19 January 2012 at 18:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 February 2012 at 20:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2012 at 02:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.492°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.404° in the next northern standstill on 3 February 2012 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 7 February 2012 at 21:54 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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