Sunday January 10th the nearly 27-day old waning crescent Moon crosses the plane of the ecliptic moving south. This is known as the descending node, one of two intersections the Moon’s orbital path (dark green line) has with the ecliptic.
On the date of the descending node the 26.7-day old thin waning crescent Moon will be over the eastern horizon at sunrise local time. Just appearing above the horizon is the inner planet Venus.
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