Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2015 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | February 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 18 February 2015 at 23:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2015 after 13 days on 5 March 2015 at 18:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 187 / 1140

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 187 of Meeus index or 1140 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 187 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 49 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 188 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.9°. 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 19 February 2015 at 07:29 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 March 2015 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 762 km

Moon is 363 762 km (226 031 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 386 km (252 517 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 8 February 2015 at 17:10 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 February 2015 at 16:05 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 14 February 2015 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.402°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.335° in the next northern standstill on 27 February 2015 at 07:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 5 March 2015 at 18:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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