Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 January 2043 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | January 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 January 2043 at 06:53.

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 ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2043 after 9 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.

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 532 / 1485

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 532 of Meeus index or 1485 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 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 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠269.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠269.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠303°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 4 January 2043 at 19:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 468 km

The Moon is 369 468 km (229 577 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 914 km (229 854 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 3 January 2043 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra. 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 17 January 2043 at 04:57 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

25 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

5 days since the previous standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.311°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.367° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 January 2043 at 21:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56 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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