Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 January 2081 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | January 2081

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 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 10 January 2081 at 01:02.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2081 after 11 days on 25 January 2081 at 04:01.

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 1002 / 1955

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1002 of Meeus index or 1955 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 1002 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2081. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 1003 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠151.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 12 January 2081 at 23:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2081 at 17:17 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 140 km

Moon is 405 140 km (251 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 141 km (221 917 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 1 January 2081 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 January 2081 at 13:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, 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 8 January 2081 at 08:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.426°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.501° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2081 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 25 January 2081 at 04:01 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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