Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 February 2087 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | February 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 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 3 February 2087 at 12:10.

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 ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2087 after 10 days on 17 February 2087 at 13:34.

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 1077 / 2030

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1077 of Meeus index or 2030 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 1077 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 1078 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.8°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 6 February 2087 at 21:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 February 2087 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 364 049 km

Moon is 364 049 km (226 210 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 929 km (251 611 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 28 January 2087 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 February 2087 at 21:48 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 30 January 2087 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.469°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.361° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2087 at 05:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 17 February 2087 at 13:34 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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