Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 January 2066 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2066 after 17 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 26 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:57, this is 16 days after last apogee on 7 January 2066 at 15:46 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 177 km

This perigee Moon is 363 177 km (225 668 mi) away from Earth. It is 669 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 179 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

26 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 January 2066 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.483°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.448° in the next northern standstill on 5 February 2066 at 06:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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