Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 January 2034 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | January 2034

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 20 January 2034 at 10:02.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 8 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.

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 421 / 1374

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 421 of Meeus index or 1374 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 421 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 422 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠289°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠289°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.3°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:19, this is 12 days after last apogee on 13 January 2034 at 00:22 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 February 2034 at 21:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 926 km

This perigee Moon is 369 926 km (229 861 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2034. It is 7 418 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 430 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 00:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 7 February 2034 at 08:04 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.413°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.344° in the next northern standstill on 31 January 2034 at 00:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05 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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