Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2036 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | February 2036

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% 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 18 February 2036 at 23:47.

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 passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2036 after 20 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 446 / 1399

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 446 of Meeus index or 1399 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 446 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 447 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠195.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠195.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠223.9°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2036 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 February 2036 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 401 181 km

Moon is 401 181 km (249 282 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 790 km (252 146 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 12 February 2036 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2036 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 8 February 2036 at 23:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.249°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.246° in the next southern standstill on 22 February 2036 at 04:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 27 February 2036 at 04:59 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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