Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 January 2059 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | January 2059

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 January 2059 at 03:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2059 after 13 days on 28 January 2059 at 15:11.

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 730 / 1683

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 730 of Meeus index or 1683 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 730 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes. It is 52 minutes longer than next lunation 731 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357°. 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 06:49, this is 12 days after last apogee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 January 2059 at 13:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 358 945 km

This perigee Moon is 358 945 km (223 038 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 563 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 411 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 10 January 2059 at 18:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 January 2059 at 08:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 13 January 2059 at 04:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.989°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.006° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2059 at 04:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 28 January 2059 at 15:11 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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