Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 January 2049 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | January 2049

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 28 December 2048 at 08:31.

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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 16 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29.

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 605 / 1558

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 605 of Meeus index or 1558 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠348.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠3.8°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2048 at 00:28 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 January 2049 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 119 km

The Moon is 364 119 km (226 253 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 820 km (221 718 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 09:51 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 15 January 2049 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 09:51 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 09:17 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.914°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2049. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠22.889° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 15 January 2049 at 14:32.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 4 January 2049 at 02:24 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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