Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 February 2081 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | February 2081

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 31 January 2081 at 20:37.

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 ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2081 after 19 days on 23 February 2081 at 14:27.

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 1002 / 1955

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 1002 of Meeus index or 1955 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 1002 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2081. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 1003 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠151.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.5°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 25 January 2081 at 17:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 February 2081 at 03:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 396 044 km

Moon is 396 044 km (246 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 582 km (252 638 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after its descending node on 28 January 2081 at 10:41 in ♍ Virgo, 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 11 February 2081 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 13:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.557°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.630° in its northern standstill point on 19 February 2081 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 8 February 2081 at 20:17 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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