Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 February 2042 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | February 2042

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

Waning Crescent 19% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 13 February 2042 at 07:16.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 18 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.

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 520 / 1473

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 520 of Meeus index or 1473 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 520 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 521 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠326°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠326°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠344.2°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 379 901 km

Moon is 379 901 km (236 060 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 434 km (222 721 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 09:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.949°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.031° in its northern standstill point on 28 February 2042 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 20 February 2042 at 07:39 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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