Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2066 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 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 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 19 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 25 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:15, this is 15 days after last apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 368 665 km

This perigee Moon is 368 665 km (229 078 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 157 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 691 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 21:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 21:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


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 12 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 3 days

After 3 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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