Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 January 2042 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | January 2042

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 14 January 2042 at 11:24.

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 ∠1902"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 15 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 519 / 1472

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 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 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠300.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠326°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 January 2042 at 22:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 376 793 km

The Moon is 376 793 km (234 128 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 798 km (225 432 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 15 January 2042 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 January 2042 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.777°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.833° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 February 2042 at 18:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 21 January 2042 at 20:42 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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