Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 January 2071 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 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 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

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 18 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 26 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:04, this is 12 days after last perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2071 at 17:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 168 km

This apogee Moon is 406 168 km (252 381 mi) away from Earth. It is 760 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 541 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 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 8 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

6 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 in southern standstill

At 15:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.333° in its northern standstill point on 10 February 2071 at 15:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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