Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 January 2042 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | January 2042

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 14 January 2042 at 11:24.

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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1902"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 15 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.

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 519 / 1472

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 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 519 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 520 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠300.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠326°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2042 at 22:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 376 793 km

Moon is 376 793 km (234 128 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 798 km (225 432 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 15 January 2042 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2042 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.777°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.833° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2042 at 18:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 21 January 2042 at 20:42 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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