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Moon phase on 10 February 2048 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | February 2048

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% 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 7 February 2048 at 03:16.

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 ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2048 after 19 days on 29 February 2048 at 14:38.

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 594 / 1547

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 594 of Meeus index or 1547 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 594 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 59 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 595 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.6°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 9 February 2048 at 09:12 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 21 February 2048 at 18:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 743 km

Moon is 366 743 km (227 884 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 268 km (251 200 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 12:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 24 February 2048 at 12:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 12:30 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 9 February 2048 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.460°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.357° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2048 at 04:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 14 February 2048 at 00:31 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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