Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2017 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | February 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 26 February 2017 at 14:58.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2017 after 12 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 5 March 2017 at 11:32
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 12 March 2017 at 14:54
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 March 2017 at 15:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 28 March 2017 at 02:57

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 212 / 1165

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 212 of Meeus index or 1165 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 212 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 213 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠295°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 18 February 2017 at 21:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2017 at 07:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 372 391 km

Moon is 372 391 km (231 393 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 065 km (229 326 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 26 February 2017 at 06:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 March 2017 at 04:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2017 at 20:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.848°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.861° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2017 at 00:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54 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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