Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 January 2025 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 29 January 2025 at 12:36.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 12 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 310 / 1263

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠305.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.3°.

Moon before apogee

10 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 day, 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 369 373 km

The Moon is 369 373 km (229 518 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 457 km (228 327 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 19 January 2025 at 01:48 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

25 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

4 days 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 7 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 12 days

In 12 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53 in ♌ Leo 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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