Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 January 2045 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 January 2045 at 03:32.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2045 after 20 days on 1 February 2045 at 21:05.
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.
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 556 of Meeus index or 1509 from Brown series.
Length of current 556 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2045. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 557 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠182.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2045 at 19:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2045 at 22:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 392 335 km (243 786 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 609 km (252 655 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 6 January 2045 at 16:49 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 January 2045 at 00:16 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.069°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.098° in the next southern standstill on 15 January 2045 at 09:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 18 January 2045 at 04:25 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.