Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 February 2074 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 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

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 16 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 916 / 1869

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 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 before apogee

8 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 6 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 386 611 km

Moon is 386 611 km (240 229 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 044 km (251 683 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 February 2074 at 22:23 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2074 at 13:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.259°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.323° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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