Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 January 2071 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | January 2071

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 23 January 2071 at 02:16.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 20 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33.

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 878 / 1831

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 895 km

Moon is 401 895 km (249 726 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 168 km (252 381 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra, 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 4 February 2071 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 14 January 2071 at 05:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.487°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.432° in the next southern standstill on 27 January 2071 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 31 January 2071 at 07:16 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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