Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 February 2066 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | February 2066

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 February 2066 at 12:14.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1941".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 20 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.

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 817 / 1770

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 817 of Meeus index or 1770 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 817 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 818 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠35.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.6°. 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 before perigee

15 days after point of apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini. 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 20 February 2066 at 01:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 781 km

Moon is 363 781 km (226 043 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 665 km (229 078 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 7 February 2066 at 15:03 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 February 2066 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 18 February 2066 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.369°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.268° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 24 February 2066 at 08:50 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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