Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 February 2023 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | February 2023

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 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 13 February 2023 at 16:01.

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 ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1943".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2023 after 21 days on 7 March 2023 at 12:40.

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 285 / 1238

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 285 of Meeus index or 1238 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 285 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2023. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 286 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠360°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠360°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.6°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 4 February 2023 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2023 at 09:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 358 km

Moon is 372 358 km (231 373 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 267 km (222 617 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 12 February 2023 at 07:31 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2023 at 18:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

16 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 2 February 2023 at 08:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.511°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.629° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2023 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 20 February 2023 at 07:06 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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