Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 January 2079 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | January 2079

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 26 December 2078 at 01:16.

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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2079 after 15 days on 17 January 2079 at 11:06.

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 976 / 1929

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 976 of Meeus index or 1929 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 976 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 977 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠196.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠196.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠225.6°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 30 December 2078 at 02:17 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 January 2079 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 403 536 km

Moon is 403 536 km (250 746 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 679 km (225 980 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 28 December 2078 at 21:50 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 11 January 2079 at 23:02 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 19 December 2078 at 14:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.536°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.521° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2079 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 3 January 2079 at 06:50 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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