Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 January 2069 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | January 2069

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 15 January 2069 at 12:16.

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 ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2069 after 16 days on 6 February 2069 at 05:29.

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 853 / 1806

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 853 of Meeus index or 1806 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 853 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 854 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2069 at 12:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 January 2069 at 07:47 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 388 871 km

Moon is 388 871 km (241 633 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 478 km (227 719 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 17 January 2069 at 13:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 January 2069 at 12:42 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, 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 19 January 2069 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.561°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.473° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2069 at 18:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 23 January 2069 at 03:36 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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