Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 January 2041 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | January 2041

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 26 December 2040 at 17:02.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2041 after 15 days on 17 January 2041 at 07:11.

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 506 / 1459

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 506 of Meeus index or 1459 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 506 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour longer than next lunation 507 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠323.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.7°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 22 December 2040 at 13:29 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2041 at 19:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 369 574 km

Moon is 369 574 km (229 643 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 590 km (222 817 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 30 December 2040 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2041 at 00:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 19 December 2040 at 10:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.761°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.763° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2041 at 11:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 2 January 2041 at 19:08 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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