Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2019 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | February 2019

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1892"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1939".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 24 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.

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 236 / 1189

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 236 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 237 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.2°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2019 at 09:06 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 378 907 km

Moon is 378 907 km (235 442 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 391 km (252 520 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 17 February 2019 at 09:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 March 2019 at 11:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2019 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.590°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.642° in the next southern standstill on 1 March 2019 at 06:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 6 March 2019 at 16:04 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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