Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 January 2048 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | January 2048

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 January 2048 at 11:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 12 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14.

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 594 / 1547

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 594 of Meeus index or 1547 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 594 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 59 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 595 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2048 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 386 222 km

Moon is 386 222 km (239 987 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 717 km (251 479 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 14 January 2048 at 05:27 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 January 2048 at 06:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 13 January 2048 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.561°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.528° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14 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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