Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2074 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 February 2074 at 15:55.

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 ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 20 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

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 916 / 1869

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 916 of Meeus index or 1869 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 916 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 917 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠72.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠72.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠110°. 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 15 February 2074 at 14:22 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 March 2074 at 10:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 091 km

Moon is 369 091 km (229 343 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 044 km (251 683 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 11 February 2074 at 01:16 in ♌ Leo, 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 23 February 2074 at 22:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 8 February 2074 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.239°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.259° in the next southern standstill on 21 February 2074 at 13:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 25 February 2074 at 22:00 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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