Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 January 2063 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | January 2063

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 ♓ Pisces.

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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 29 January 2063 at 12:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2063 after 12 days on 13 February 2063 at 05:48.

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 780 / 1733

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 780 of Meeus index or 1733 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 780 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2063. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 781 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.9°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 29 January 2063 at 13:00 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2063 at 19:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 403 785 km

Moon is 403 785 km (250 900 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 965 km (221 808 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 18 January 2063 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 February 2063 at 08:33 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 25 January 2063 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.406°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.472° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2063 at 10:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 13 February 2063 at 05:48 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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