Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 January 2019 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | January 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 January 2019 at 01:28.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2019 after 13 days on 21 January 2019 at 05:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 235 / 1188

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 235 of Meeus index or 1188 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

Length of current 235 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2019. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 236 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.6°. 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

14 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2018 at 09:52 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 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 730 km

Moon is 404 730 km (251 488 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 116 km (252 349 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 00:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 20 January 2019 at 22:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 5 January 2019 at 18:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.553°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.544° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2019 at 23:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 21 January 2019 at 05:16 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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