Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 January 2068 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 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 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 27 January 2068 at 14:27.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2068 after 17 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38.

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 841 / 1794

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 841 of Meeus index or 1794 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 841 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 842 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.6°. 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 22 January 2068 at 15:47 in ♍ Virgo. 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 4 February 2068 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 169 km

Moon is 374 169 km (232 498 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 542 km (222 166 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 January 2068 at 02:06 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 11 February 2068 at 13:12 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 30 January 2068 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.138°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.052° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 3 February 2068 at 13:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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