Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 February 2078 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | February 2078

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 February 2078 at 13:59.

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 ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2078 after 12 days on 26 February 2078 at 17:50.

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 966 / 1919

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 966 of Meeus index or 1919 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 966 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 967 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠321.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:02, this is 11 days after last apogee on 3 February 2078 at 05:07 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2078 at 22:52 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 363 913 km

This perigee Moon is 363 913 km (226 125 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 405 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 443 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 5 February 2078 at 19:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2078 at 17:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 9 February 2078 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.587°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.679° in the next northern standstill on 22 February 2078 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 26 February 2078 at 17:50 in ♍ Virgo, 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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