Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2014 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | February 2014

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 22 February 2014 at 17:15.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2014 after 16 days on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 1 March 2014 at 08:00
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 8 March 2014 at 13:27
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2014 at 17:09
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 March 2014 at 01:46

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.

Lunation 174 / 1127

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2014. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 175 length.

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

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 February 2014 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 577 km

Moon is 365 577 km (227 159 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 367 km (251 883 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 24 February 2014 at 01:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.175°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.084° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2014 at 22:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 1 March 2014 at 08:00 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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