Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 January 2055 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | January 2055

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 28 December 2054 at 23:52.

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 ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2055 after 7 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.

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 680 / 1633

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 680 of Meeus index or 1633 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 680 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 681 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠109.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠109.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.9°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 3 January 2055 at 13:48 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2055 at 09:13 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 403 133 km

Moon is 403 133 km (250 495 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 045 km (224 964 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 1 January 2055 at 10:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 January 2055 at 05:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 29 December 2054 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.763°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.742° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2055 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21 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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