Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 January 2025 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% 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 21 January 2025 at 20:31.

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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1850"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 16 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

6 days after point of apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 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 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 387 403 km

The Moon is 387 403 km (240 721 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 457 km (228 327 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 19 January 2025 at 01:48 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 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

1 day since the previous standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.534°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.599° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 February 2025 at 10:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36 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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