Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 January 2062 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2062 | January 2062

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 January 2062 at 13:21.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2062 after 20 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37.

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 766 / 1719

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 766 of Meeus index or 1719 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 766 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2062. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 767 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠176.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.9°. 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 before apogee

23 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 372 km

Moon is 397 372 km (246 916 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 473 km (252 571 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 2 January 2062 at 00:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 January 2062 at 15:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.405° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2062 at 02:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 10 January 2062 at 17:52 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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