Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 February 2079 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | February 2079

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 23 February 2079 at 19:23.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 18 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 3 March 2079 at 13:49
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2079 at 10:37
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 17 March 2079 at 13:45
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 March 2079 at 15:46

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 978 / 1931

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 978 of Meeus index or 1931 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 978 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 979 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠261.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.6°. 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 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2079 at 01:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 398 566 km

Moon is 398 566 km (247 657 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 876 km (229 209 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 21 February 2079 at 02:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.818°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.915° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 3 March 2079 at 13:49 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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