Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 January 2078 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | January 2078

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 14 January 2078 at 01:14.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2078 after 10 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33.

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 965 / 1918

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 965 of Meeus index or 1918 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 965 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 966 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠294.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.6°. 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 perigee

11 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 day, 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 367 139 km

Moon is 367 139 km (228 130 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 308 km (229 477 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 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 5 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

21 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2078 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.463°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.499° in the next northern standstill on 25 January 2078 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33 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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