Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 January 2014 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2014 | January 2014

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller.

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Moon phase and lunation

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 24 January 2014 at 05:19.

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February after 19 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

Moon in Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.63% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1949".

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 173 / 1126

Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 173 of Meeus index or 1126 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 173 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 174.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠353°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠8.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 3 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58.

Distance to Moon 370 152 km

Moon is 370 152 km (230 002 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 10 days, distance is 406 537 km (252 610 mi). Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 357 080 km (221 879 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41.

Draconic month

2 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 13 January 2014 at 08:14, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.501°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 1 day to face South declination of ∠-19.396° in the next southern standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31.

Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 30 January 2014 at 21:39.

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