Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 February 2071 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | February 2071

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 31 January 2071 at 07:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 11 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33.

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 879 / 1832

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 879 of Meeus index or 1832 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 879 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 880 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠214.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.1°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2071 at 17:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 389 130 km

Moon is 389 130 km (241 794 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 680 km (224 738 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 February 2071 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2071 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.333° in the next northern standstill on 10 February 2071 at 15:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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