Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 February 2051 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | February 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 February 2051 at 06:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2051 after 13 days on 25 February 2051 at 14:53.

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 632 / 1585

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 632 of Meeus index or 1585 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 632 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 633 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠334.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠351.3°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:54, this is 11 days after last apogee on 31 January 2051 at 19:46 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 February 2051 at 09:20 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 360 557 km

This perigee Moon is 360 557 km (224 040 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 951 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 799 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 3 February 2051 at 07:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 February 2051 at 04:27 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2051 at 23:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.572°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.472° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2051 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 25 February 2051 at 14:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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