Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 January 2034 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | January 2034

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 12 January 2034 at 13:17.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 20 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.

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 420 / 1373

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 420 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 421 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:22, this is 12 days after last perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2034 at 21:19 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 300 km

This apogee Moon is 404 300 km (251 220 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 108 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 409 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2034 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.468°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.413° in the next southern standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 20 January 2034 at 10:02 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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