Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 January 2071 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | January 2071

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 January 2071 at 12:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 13 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.

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 878 / 1831

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 878 of Meeus index or 1831 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 878 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2071. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 879 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠187.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠187.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.7°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 31 December 2070 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 087 km

Moon is 404 087 km (251 088 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 535 km (222 162 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2070 at 07:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.553°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.487° in the next northern standstill on 14 January 2071 at 05:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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