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Moon phase on 28 February 2049 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | February 2049

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% 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 25 February 2049 at 07:36.

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 ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2049 after 19 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 4 March 2049 at 00:11
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 11 March 2049 at 11:26
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2049 at 12:23
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 March 2049 at 15:10

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 607 / 1560

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 607 of Meeus index or 1560 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 607 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 608 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.7°. 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 before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 13 February 2049 at 12:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2049 at 12:45 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 539 km

Moon is 363 539 km (225 893 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 178 km (226 290 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 25 February 2049 at 20:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 March 2049 at 19:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2049 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.575°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.452° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2049 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 4 March 2049 at 00:11 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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