Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 January 2087 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | January 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 4 January 2087 at 22:11.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2087 after 8 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 1076 / 2029

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1076 of Meeus index or 2029 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 1076 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1077 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠275.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠275.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.1°. 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 before perigee

12 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 2 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 364 835 km

Moon is 364 835 km (226 698 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 271 km (230 076 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days 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 4 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

8 days 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 2 January 2087 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.607°. Next 5 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 8 days

After 8 days on 18 January 2087 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer, 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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