Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 January 2077 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | January 2077

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

Waxing Crescent 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 24 January 2077 at 12:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2077 after 10 days on 7 February 2077 at 23:08.

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 953 / 1906

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 953 of Meeus index or 1906 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 953 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 954 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠339.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.5°. 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 25 January 2077 at 18:01 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2077 at 02:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 364 935 km

Moon is 364 935 km (226 760 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 305 km (252 466 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 21 January 2077 at 03:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 February 2077 at 17:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2077 at 20:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.115°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.148° in the next northern standstill on 4 February 2077 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 7 February 2077 at 23:08 in ♌ Leo, 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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