Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 February 2021 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1905"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2021 after 17 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 27 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

5 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 8 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 376 328 km

Moon is 376 328 km (233 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 467 km (251 324 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 7 February 2021 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 February 2021 at 01:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 8 February 2021 at 15:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.953°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.056° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2021 at 00:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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