Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 January 2023 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | January 2023

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 January 2023 at 20:53.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2023 after 12 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 285 / 1238

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 285 of Meeus index or 1238 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 285 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2023. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 286 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠360°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠360°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.6°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 21 January 2023 at 20:58 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 4 February 2023 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 367 451 km

Moon is 367 451 km (228 323 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 476 km (252 572 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2023 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.461°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.511° in the next northern standstill on 2 February 2023 at 08:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29 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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