Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 February 2034 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | February 2034

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

Waxing Crescent 26% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 18 February 2034 at 23:10.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2034 after 9 days on 5 March 2034 at 02:10.

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 422 / 1375

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 422 of Meeus index or 1375 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 422 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 423 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠317.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠337.6°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 21 February 2034 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 March 2034 at 16:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 315 km

Moon is 363 315 km (225 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 268 km (251 822 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 21 February 2034 at 05:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2034 at 14:21 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 14 February 2034 at 10:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.256°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.195° in the next northern standstill on 27 February 2034 at 06:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 5 March 2034 at 02:10 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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