Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2087 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | January 2087

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 ♐ 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 27 December 2086 at 21:58.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1823"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2087 after 15 days on 18 January 2087 at 22:11.

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 1075 / 2028

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 1075 of Meeus index or 2028 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 1075 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1076 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠238°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠238°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠275.9°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 29 December 2086 at 03:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 January 2087 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 393 119 km

Moon is 393 119 km (244 273 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 271 km (230 076 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 1 January 2087 at 17:04 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 January 2087 at 20:43 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 2 January 2087 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.607°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.560° in the next northern standstill on 15 January 2087 at 23:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 4 January 2087 at 22:11 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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