Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 January 2076 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | January 2076

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% 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 29 January 2076 at 04:17.

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 passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2076 after 19 days on 19 February 2076 at 23:49.

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 940 / 1893

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 940 of Meeus index or 1893 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 940 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 941 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 20 January 2076 at 21:24 in ♋ Cancer. 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 2076 at 07:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 369 591 km

Moon is 369 591 km (229 653 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 345 km (222 044 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 19 January 2076 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 February 2076 at 04:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, 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 19 January 2076 at 14:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.505°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.547° in the next southern standstill on 2 February 2076 at 15:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 4 February 2076 at 21:01 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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