Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 February 2045 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | February 2045

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 8 February 2045 at 19:03.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2045 after 15 days on 3 March 2045 at 07:52.

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 557 / 1510

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 557 of Meeus index or 1510 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 557 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2045. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 558 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠182.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠182.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207.6°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 14 February 2045 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2045 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 050 km

Moon is 405 050 km (251 686 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 563 km (224 043 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 3 February 2045 at 02:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 February 2045 at 06:00 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 11 February 2045 at 15:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.184°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.188° in the next northern standstill on 26 February 2045 at 01:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 16 February 2045 at 23:51 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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