Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 January 2050 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% 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 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2050 after 15 days on 6 February 2050 at 20:47.

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 618 / 1571

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 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

11 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 day, 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 365 415 km

The Moon is 365 415 km (227 058 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 295 km (222 013 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 18 January 2050 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2050 at 04:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 20 January 2050 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.179°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.106° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 February 2050 at 22:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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