Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 January 2022 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | January 2022

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 25 January 2022 at 13:41.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 20 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.

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 272 / 1225

The 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 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 256 km

Moon is 364 256 km (226 338 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 250 km (225 092 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 16 January 2022 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.310°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.369° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 1 February 2022 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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