Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 January 2025 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | January 2025

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 December 2024 at 22:27.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2025 after 12 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.

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 309 / 1262

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 309 of Meeus index or 1262 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 309 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 310 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠272.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.9°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 24 December 2024 at 07:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 379 804 km

Moon is 379 804 km (235 999 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 173 km (230 015 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 22 December 2024 at 23:21 in ♍ Virgo, 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 5 January 2025 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 30 December 2024 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.428°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.464° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27 in ♋ Cancer, 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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