Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2009 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | February 2009

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

Waning Crescent 19% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 16 February 2009 at 21:37.

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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 18 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.

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 112 / 1065

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 112 of Meeus index or 1065 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 112 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 113 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠213.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠246.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 March 2009 at 15:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 405 377 km

Moon is 405 377 km (251 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 020 km (228 056 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 8 February 2009 at 19:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.057°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.987° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2009 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 25 February 2009 at 01:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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