Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 February 2088 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | February 2088

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 22 February 2088 at 11:09.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2088 after 8 days on 7 March 2088 at 10:36.

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 1090 / 2043

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1090 of Meeus index or 2043 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 1090 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 1091 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠278.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠309.1°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 15 February 2088 at 13:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 February 2088 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 525 km

Moon is 365 525 km (227 127 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 217 km (230 042 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 11 March 2088 at 08:26 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2088 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.751°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.628° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2088 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 7 March 2088 at 10:36 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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