Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 February 2014 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | February 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 January 2014 at 21:39.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February after 12 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.69% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1947".

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 174 / 1127

Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 174 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 175. This is the shortest synodic month of 2014.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠8.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠25.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 9 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09.

Distance to Moon 370 729 km

Moon is 370 729 km (230 360 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 3 days, distance is 357 080 km (221 879 mi). Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 232 km (252 421 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41.

Draconic month

9 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.396°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 7 days to face North declination of ∠19.306° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21.

Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

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