Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 February 2089 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2089 | February 2089

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 10 February 2089 at 15:16.

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 ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2089 after 7 days on 24 February 2089 at 22:05.

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 1102 / 2055

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1102 of Meeus index or 2055 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 1102 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 1103 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠211.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.3°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2089 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2089 at 04:43 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 373 221 km

Moon is 373 221 km (231 909 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 191 km (224 434 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 15 February 2089 at 05:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 February 2089 at 20:38 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 5 February 2089 at 19:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.740°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.626° in the next northern standstill on 20 February 2089 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 24 February 2089 at 22:05 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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