Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 January 2017 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | January 2017

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 19 January 2017 at 22:14.

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 passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2017 after 17 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.

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 210 / 1163

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 210 of Meeus index or 1163 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠223.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠259.5°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 22 January 2017 at 00:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 February 2017 at 13:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 966 km

The Moon is 402 966 km (250 391 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 817 km (229 172 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 15 January 2017 at 10:45 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2017 at 22:21 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 11 January 2017 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.932°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.900° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 January 2017 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 28 January 2017 at 00:07 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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