Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 January 2034 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | January 2034

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 January 2034 at 13:17.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 16 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.

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 420 / 1373

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2034 at 00:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 January 2034 at 21:19 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 396 112 km

The Moon is 396 112 km (246 133 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 926 km (229 861 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2034 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 23:58 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.413°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.344° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 31 January 2034 at 00:32.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 20 January 2034 at 10:02 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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