Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 February 2080 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | February 2080

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 20 February 2080 at 20:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1876"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2080 after 10 days on 5 March 2080 at 23:29.

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 991 / 1944

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 991 of Meeus index or 1944 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 991 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 55 minutes. It is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than next lunation 992 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠264.5°. 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 16 February 2080 at 11:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2080 at 11:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 382 155 km

Moon is 382 155 km (237 460 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 171 km (226 285 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 02:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 7 March 2080 at 20:50 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 02:16 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 15 February 2080 at 21:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.419°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.509° in the next northern standstill on 29 February 2080 at 22:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 5 March 2080 at 23:29 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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