Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 January 2024 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | January 2024

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 4 January 2024 at 03:30.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1891"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2024 after 16 days on 25 January 2024 at 17:54.

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 296 / 1249

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 296 of Meeus index or 1249 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 296 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 297 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠303.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠303.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 1 January 2024 at 15:28 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2024 at 10:35 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 378 980 km

Moon is 378 980 km (235 487 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 264 km (225 100 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 4 January 2024 at 18:52 in ♎ Libra, 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 17 January 2024 at 14:05 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 26 December 2023 at 21:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.131°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.164° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2024 at 07:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 11 January 2024 at 11:57 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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