Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 January 2078 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 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 24% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2078 after 9 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 5 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:32, this is 12 days after last apogee on 6 January 2078 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 February 2078 at 05:07 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 308 km

This perigee Moon is 369 308 km (229 477 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 800 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 048 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2078 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.463°. Next 7 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 9 days

After 9 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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