Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2057 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | February 2057

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 26 February 2057 at 11:30.

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 ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2057 after 20 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 5 March 2057 at 11:25
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 13 March 2057 at 09:35
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 21 March 2057 at 00:45
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 27 March 2057 at 18:39

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 706 / 1659

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 706 of Meeus index or 1659 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 706 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 707 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80°. 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 26 February 2057 at 15:47 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 12 March 2057 at 10:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 454 km

Moon is 365 454 km (227 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 319 km (251 232 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 18:40 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 14 March 2057 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 20:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.014°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.130° in its northern standstill point on 14 March 2057 at 22:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 5 March 2057 at 11:25 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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