Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 January 2050 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 January 2050 at 06:17.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1881"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 19 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.

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 618 / 1571

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 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 58 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 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠350.1°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 January 2050 at 18:50 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 054 km

The Moon is 381 054 km (236 776 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 295 km (222 013 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 17:33 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 31 January 2050 at 04:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 17:33 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.260°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.179° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 23 January 2050 at 04:57 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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