Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waxing Crescent in Aquarius

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 1% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 January 2094 at 19:05.

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2094 after 14 days on 31 January 2094 at 12:36.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1950".

Lunation 1163 / 2116

The Moon is 1 day young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1163 of Meeus index or 2116 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes and it is 37 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit 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 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠352.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠352.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠7.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 05:33 about 12 days since last apogee on 4 January 2094 at 09:27 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next apogee on 31 January 2094 at 11:51 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 357 139 km

This perigee Moon is 357 139 km (221 916 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 369 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 217 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 16 January 2094 at 02:40 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2094 at 09:03 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 15 January 2094 at 19:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.474° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.474° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 January 2094 at 23:58 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 31 January 2094 at 12:36 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov