Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 January 2043 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | January 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 January 2043 at 06:53.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1874"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2043 after 12 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.

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 532 / 1485

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 532 of Meeus index or 1485 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 532 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 533 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠269.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 4 January 2043 at 19:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 382 429 km

Moon is 382 429 km (237 630 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 914 km (229 854 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days 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 4 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

22 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.311°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.367° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2043 at 21:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56 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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