Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 January 2078 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | January 2078

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 6 January 2078 at 05:04.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1844"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2078 after 15 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33.

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 964 / 1917

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 964 of Meeus index or 1917 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 964 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 965 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠258.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.9°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 6 January 2078 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 January 2078 at 18:32 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 388 690 km

Moon is 388 690 km (241 521 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 308 km (229 477 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 9 January 2078 at 15:53 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2078 at 17:10 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 21:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.463°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2078. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.499° in its northern standstill point on 25 January 2078 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 14 January 2078 at 01:14 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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