Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 February 2069 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | February 2069

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

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 14 February 2069 at 09:27.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2069 after 19 days on 7 March 2069 at 22:35.

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 854 / 1807

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 854 of Meeus index or 1807 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 854 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 855 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠310.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.8°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 11 February 2069 at 08:23 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2069 at 06:27 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 391 883 km

Moon is 391 883 km (243 505 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 058 km (224 351 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 13 February 2069 at 15:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2069 at 13:32 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

2 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 in southern standstill

At 07:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.335°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.222° in its northern standstill point on 1 March 2069 at 00:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 21 February 2069 at 15:17 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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