Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 January 2020 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | January 2020

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 January 2020 at 12:58.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2020 after 20 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33.

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 247 / 1200

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 247 of Meeus index or 1200 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠82.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠82.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠120.5°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2020 at 20:20 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 January 2020 at 21:28 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 371 479 km

The Moon is 371 479 km (230 826 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 390 km (251 898 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 9 January 2020 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 January 2020 at 20:31 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 10 January 2020 at 06:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.223°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.225° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 January 2020 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 24 January 2020 at 21:42 in ♑ Capricorn 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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