Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 January 2066 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 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 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2066 after 16 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29.

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 816 / 1769

The Moon is 28 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 January 2066 at 15:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 772 km

Moon is 366 772 km (227 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 789 km (251 524 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 14:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 7 February 2066 at 15:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 14:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


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 11 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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