Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 January 2074 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | January 2074

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 January 2074 at 08:20.

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 ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 21 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.

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 915 / 1868

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠43.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠72.6°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 13:42. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 3 February 2074 at 14:44 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 983 km

This perigee Moon is 369 983 km (229 897 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2074. It is 7 475 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 373 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 14 January 2074 at 16:24 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 12 January 2074 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.258°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.239° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 January 2074 at 06:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 27 January 2074 at 06:37 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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