Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 January 2055 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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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 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% 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 27 January 2055 at 17:39.

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 ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2055 after 11 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48.

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 681 / 1634

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 681 of Meeus index or 1634 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 681 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2055. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 682 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠143.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.8°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:49, this is 15 days after last perigee on 15 January 2055 at 09:13 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2055 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 942 km

This apogee Moon is 405 942 km (252 241 mi) away from Earth. It is 534 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 767 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 28 January 2055 at 16:32 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2055 at 16:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

16 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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 25 January 2055 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.724°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.711° in the next northern standstill on 8 February 2055 at 23:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48 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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