Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 January 2023 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | January 2023

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 15 January 2023 at 02:10.

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 ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2023 after 17 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29.

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 284 / 1237

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 284 of Meeus index or 1237 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 284 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2023. It is 23 minutes longer than next lunation 285 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠344.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠344.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠360°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 8 January 2023 at 09:19 in ♌ Leo. 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 21 January 2023 at 20:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 728 km

Moon is 366 728 km (227 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 570 km (221 562 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 16 January 2023 at 06:32 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 28 January 2023 at 16:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 6 January 2023 at 03:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.406°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.461° in the next southern standstill on 20 January 2023 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 21 January 2023 at 20:53 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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