Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 3 January 2054 Saturday 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 1 January 2054 at 01:11.
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 ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2054 after 20 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.
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 667 of Meeus index or 1620 from Brown series.
Length of current 667 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2054. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 668 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠141.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2053 at 06:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 January 2054 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 387 750 km (240 937 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 537 km (252 610 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 29 December 2053 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 January 2054 at 02:36 in ♓ Pisces.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 25 December 2053 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.770°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.772° in the next southern standstill on 7 January 2054 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 8 January 2054 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.