Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 3 January 2025 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 30 December 2024 at 22:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2025 after 10 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.
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.
The Moon is 4 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.
Length of current 309 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 310 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.9°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 24 December 2024 at 07:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 371 098 km (230 590 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 173 km (230 015 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 22 December 2024 at 23:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2025 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 30 December 2024 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.428°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.464° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.