Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 February 2018 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | February 2018

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 February 2018 at 15:54.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1944".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 19 days on 2 March 2018 at 00:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 223 / 1176

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 223 of Meeus index or 1176 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 223 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2018. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 224 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠198.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠198.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠227.1°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2018 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 February 2018 at 14:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 461 km

Moon is 404 461 km (251 320 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 701 km (252 091 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 31 January 2018 at 18:46 in ♌ Leo, 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 14 February 2018 at 21:11 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 29 January 2018 at 11:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.027°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.026° in the next southern standstill on 11 February 2018 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 15 February 2018 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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