Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 January 2066 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | January 2066

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

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

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 19 January 2066 at 03:48.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2066 after 19 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29.

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 816 / 1769

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 816 of Meeus index or 1769 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 816 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 47 minutes. It is 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 817 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.6°. 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 7 January 2066 at 15:46 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2066 at 15:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 489 km

Moon is 363 489 km (225 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 177 km (225 668 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 11 January 2066 at 07:55 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2066 at 14:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 8 January 2066 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.491°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.483° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2066 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 25 January 2066 at 20:14 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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