Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 January 2026 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | January 2026

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% 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 18 January 2026 at 19:52.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1868"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2026 after 11 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09.

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 322 / 1275

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 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 322 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 323 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠239°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276.3°. 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 after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2026 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 383 788 km

Moon is 383 788 km (238 475 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 878 km (227 346 mi).

Moon before ascending node

14 days after its descending node on 7 January 2026 at 11:22 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2026 at 00:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

26 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 16 January 2026 at 05:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.302°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.361° in the next northern standstill on 29 January 2026 at 17:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09 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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