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Moon phase on 26 February 2030 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | February 2030

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% 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 25 February 2030 at 01:58.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2030 after 21 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 4 March 2030 at 06:35
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 12 March 2030 at 08:48
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2030 at 17:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2030 at 09:51

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 372 / 1325

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 372 of Meeus index or 1325 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 372 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 373 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 22 February 2030 at 10:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2030 at 02:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 897 km

Moon is 366 897 km (227 979 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 748 km (251 499 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 05:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 12 March 2030 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 05:23 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 February 2030 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.278°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.130° in the next northern standstill on 12 March 2030 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 4 March 2030 at 06:35 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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