Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 January 2022 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 16 days

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

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 28 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 367 663 km

Moon is 367 663 km (228 455 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 897 km (251 591 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 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 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.369°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.444° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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