Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 February 2024 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 February 2024 at 12:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2024 after 27 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 March 2024 at 15:24
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 10 March 2024 at 09:00
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2024 at 04:11
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2024 at 07:00

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 298 / 1251

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 298 of Meeus index or 1251 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 298 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. It is 41 minutes longer than next lunation 299 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠1.4°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 25 February 2024 at 15:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2024 at 07:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 405 010 km

Moon is 405 010 km (251 662 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 895 km (221 764 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 13 February 2024 at 17:01 in ♈ Aries, 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 27 February 2024 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2024 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.376°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.477° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2024 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 10 March 2024 at 09:00 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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