Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 February 2026 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | February 2026

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 February 2026 at 12:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1902"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1941".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 11 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38.

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 323 / 1276

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 323 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 324 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.9°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 10 February 2026 at 16:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 376 759 km

Moon is 376 759 km (234 107 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 132 km (229 989 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2026 at 04:35 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.406°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.428° in the next northern standstill on 25 February 2026 at 23:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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