Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 January 2051 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | January 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 12 January 2051 at 18:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2051 after 11 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20.

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 631 / 1584

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 631 of Meeus index or 1584 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 631 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 632 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:23, this is 11 days after last apogee on 4 January 2051 at 00:04 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2051 at 19:46 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 918 km

This perigee Moon is 365 918 km (227 371 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 410 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 438 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 7 January 2051 at 05:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2051 at 03:36 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2051 at 12:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.761°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.697° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2051 at 08:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20 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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