Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 January 2026 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | January 2026

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

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

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 January 2026 at 15:48.

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 ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2026 after 19 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09.

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 321 / 1274

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 321 of Meeus index or 1274 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 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 5 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠207°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠239°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 20:48. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 1 January 2026 at 21:43 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 437 km

This apogee Moon is 405 437 km (251 927 mi) away from Earth. It is 29 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 272 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 7 January 2026 at 11:22 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2026 at 00:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 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 before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 2 January 2026 at 08:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.265°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.302° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 January 2026 at 05:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 18 January 2026 at 19:52 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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