Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 February 2024 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | February 2024

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 2 February 2024 at 23:18.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2024 after 16 days on 24 February 2024 at 12:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 297 / 1250

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 297 of Meeus index or 1250 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 297 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 298 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.9°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 29 January 2024 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2024 at 18:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 943 km

Moon is 368 943 km (229 251 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 088 km (222 506 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 31 January 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2024 at 17:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 6 February 2024 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.304°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.376° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2024 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 9 February 2024 at 22:59 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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