Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2071 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | February 2071

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 21 February 2071 at 21:29.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2071 after 15 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 2 March 2071 at 00:31
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 9 March 2071 at 06:53
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2071 at 01:18
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 March 2071 at 17:32

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 879 / 1832

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

3 days after point of apogee on 24 February 2071 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 March 2071 at 10:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 399 197 km

Moon is 399 197 km (248 050 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 245 km (228 195 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 17 February 2071 at 12:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2071 at 00:24 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

10 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 23 February 2071 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.262°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.201° in the next northern standstill on 9 March 2071 at 22:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 2 March 2071 at 00:31 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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