Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 January 2014 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | January 2014

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 24 January 2014 at 05:19.

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 ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 16 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

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 173 / 1126

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 173 of Meeus index or 1126 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠353°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠8.3°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 415 km

The Moon is 363 415 km (225 816 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 080 km (221 879 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.396°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.306° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 30 January 2014 at 21:39 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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