Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2068 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | January 2068

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 28 December 2067 at 19:10.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1908"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2068 after 15 days on 19 January 2068 at 09:45.

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 840 / 1793

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 840 of Meeus index or 1793 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 840 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 841 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.1°. 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 25 December 2067 at 23:56 in ♌ Leo. 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 6 January 2068 at 20:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 375 728 km

Moon is 375 728 km (233 467 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 414 km (224 572 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 January 2068 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2068 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 06:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.264°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2068. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.237° in its northern standstill point on 16 January 2068 at 02:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 5 January 2068 at 02:38 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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