Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 January 2054 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | January 2054

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 8 January 2054 at 22:34.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2054 after 8 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.

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 668 / 1621

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 668 of Meeus index or 1621 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

Length of current 668 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2054. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 669 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 10 January 2054 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2054 at 19:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 392 531 km

Moon is 392 531 km (243 907 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 512 km (221 526 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 13 January 2054 at 02:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2054 at 01:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 7 January 2054 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.772°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.720° in the next northern standstill on 21 January 2054 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer, 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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