Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 January 2018 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | January 2018

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 8 January 2018 at 22:25.

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.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2018 after 17 days on 31 January 2018 at 13:27.

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 222 / 1175

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 222 of Meeus index or 1175 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

Length of current 222 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 47 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2018. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 223 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month and it is the longest synodic month length of a for 21st century.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠173.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠198.1°. 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2018 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer. 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 15 January 2018 at 02:10 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 093 km

Moon is 405 093 km (251 713 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 461 km (252 563 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 4 January 2018 at 07:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 January 2018 at 14:28 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 2 January 2018 at 00:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.055°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.048° in the next southern standstill on 15 January 2018 at 16:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 17 January 2018 at 02:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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