Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 January 2016 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | January 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 10 January 2016 at 01:30.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2016 after 10 days on 24 January 2016 at 01:46.

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 198 / 1151

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 198 of Meeus index or 1151 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 198 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 199 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠292.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠292.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.8°. 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 2 January 2016 at 11:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2016 at 02:10 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 367 606 km

Moon is 367 606 km (228 420 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 619 km (229 671 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 31 December 2015 at 20:19 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 January 2016 at 15:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 8 January 2016 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.420°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.375° in the next northern standstill on 21 January 2016 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 24 January 2016 at 01:46 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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