Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2057 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | January 2057

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 December 2056 at 18:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2057 after 17 days on 20 January 2057 at 20:01.

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 704 / 1657

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 704 of Meeus index or 1657 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 704 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 705 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.4°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:56, this is 15 days after last apogee on 19 December 2056 at 02:50 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 January 2057 at 17:52 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 360 814 km

This perigee Moon is 360 814 km (224 199 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 694 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 542 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 23 December 2056 at 00:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2057 at 04:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2056 at 00:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.858°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.850° in the next southern standstill on 5 January 2057 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 5 January 2057 at 09:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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