Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 February 2022 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | February 2022

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

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 23 February 2022 at 22:32.

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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 19 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 2 March 2022 at 17:35
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2022 at 10:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2022 at 07:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37

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 273 / 1226

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 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 273 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 274 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠32°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.3°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:18, this is 15 days after last apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 367 787 km

This perigee Moon is 367 787 km (228 532 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 279 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 569 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 06:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.559°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.674° in its northern standstill point on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 2 March 2022 at 17:35 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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