Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 January 2025 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | January 2025

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 December 2024 at 22:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2025 after 11 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.

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 309 / 1262

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 309 of Meeus index or 1262 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠272.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠305.9°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 24 December 2024 at 07:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 375 220 km

The Moon is 375 220 km (233 151 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 173 km (230 015 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 22 December 2024 at 23:21 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2025 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 30 December 2024 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.428°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.464° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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