Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 February 2016 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | February 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 8 February 2016 at 14:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2016 after 13 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20.

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 199 / 1152

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 199 of Meeus index or 1152 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 199 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 200 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.5°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2016 at 09:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 February 2016 at 02:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 369 429 km

Moon is 369 429 km (229 553 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 358 km (226 402 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 27 January 2016 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo, 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 10 February 2016 at 20:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, 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 5 February 2016 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.303°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.254° in the next northern standstill on 17 February 2016 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20 in ♌ Leo, 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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