Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 February 2055 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | February 2055

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 18 February 2055 at 14:14.

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 ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2055 after 16 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.

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 681 / 1634

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 681 of Meeus index or 1634 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 681 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2055. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 682 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠143.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.8°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 12 February 2055 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 401 687 km

Moon is 401 687 km (249 597 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 514 km (252 596 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 23:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 11 March 2055 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2055 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.715°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.771° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2055 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 February 2055 at 12:39 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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