Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 January 2043 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | January 2043

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 3 January 2043 at 06:08.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2043 after 20 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.

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 531 / 1484

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 531 of Meeus index or 1484 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 531 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 532 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠232°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠232°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠269.3°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:56, this is 11 days after last perigee on 24 December 2042 at 02:12 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 558 km

This apogee Moon is 404 558 km (251 381 mi) away from Earth. It is 850 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 151 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 3 January 2043 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2043 at 04:57 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 26 December 2042 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.289°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.311° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 11 January 2043 at 06:53 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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