Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 January 2031 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | January 2031

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 16 January 2031 at 12:47.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 16 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.

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 383 / 1336

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 383 of Meeus index or 1336 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 383 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 384 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 164 km

Moon is 365 164 km (226 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 416 km (251 914 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 19 January 2031 at 08:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2031 at 05:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.824°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.745° in the next northern standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 23 January 2031 at 04:31 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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