Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 January 2079 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 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 24 January 2079 at 21:46.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2079 after 15 days on 15 February 2079 at 23:45.

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 977 / 1930

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 977 of Meeus index or 1930 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 977 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 978 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠225.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.8°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 26 January 2079 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 February 2079 at 08:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 396 361 km

Moon is 396 361 km (246 287 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 141 km (229 374 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 24 January 2079 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 February 2079 at 23:17 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 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

1 day after previous South standstill on 30 January 2079 at 00:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.617°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.715° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2079 at 07:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 1 February 2079 at 23:35 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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