Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 January 2086 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | January 2086

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 15 January 2086 at 11:24.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2086 after 12 days on 29 January 2086 at 17:49.

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 1064 / 2017

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1064 of Meeus index or 2017 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 1064 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 1065 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠329.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347°. 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 08:10, this is 11 days after last apogee on 5 January 2086 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo. 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 2 February 2086 at 04:51 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 361 912 km

This perigee Moon is 361 912 km (224 882 mi) away from Earth. It is 596 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 444 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 13 January 2086 at 03:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2086 at 20:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2086 at 20:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.281°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.242° in the next northern standstill on 25 January 2086 at 13:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 29 January 2086 at 17:49 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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