Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2022 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | January 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

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

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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 2 January 2022 at 18:33.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2022 after 14 days on 17 January 2022 at 23:49.

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 272 / 1225

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 272 of Meeus index or 1225 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 272 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 273 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 January 2022 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 601 km

Moon is 366 601 km (227 795 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 806 km (252 156 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 31 December 2021 at 01:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2022 at 04:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 2 January 2022 at 13:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.304°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.310° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2022 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 17 January 2022 at 23:49 in ♋ Cancer, 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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