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Moon phase on 6 February 2021 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | February 2021

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 February 2021 at 17:37.

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 ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2021 after 20 days on 27 February 2021 at 08:17.

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 260 / 1213

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 260 of Meeus index or 1213 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 260 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 261 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠87°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 3 February 2021 at 19:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 February 2021 at 10:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 683 km

Moon is 365 683 km (227 225 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 467 km (251 324 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini, 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 7 February 2021 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 26 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.898°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.953° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2021 at 15:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 11 February 2021 at 19:06 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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