Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 February 2081 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | February 2081

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 8 February 2081 at 20:17.

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 ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2081 after 12 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 1003 / 1956

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 1003 of Meeus index or 1956 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 1003 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1004 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.2°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 9 February 2081 at 03:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2081 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 402 904 km

Moon is 402 904 km (250 353 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 862 km (221 744 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 16:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 February 2081 at 20:03 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 16:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 4 February 2081 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.557°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.630° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2081 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 23 February 2081 at 14:27 in ♌ Leo, 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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