Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 February 2096 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | February 2096

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 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 23 February 2096 at 22:28.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2096 after 8 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 1 March 2096 at 15:16
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2096 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2096 at 06:18
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2096 at 08:54

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 1189 / 2142

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 1189 of Meeus index or 2142 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 1189 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1190 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.8°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2096 at 11:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2096 at 11:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 342 km

Moon is 364 342 km (226 392 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 299 km (251 841 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 17 February 2096 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2096 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2096 at 20:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.822°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.928° in the next northern standstill on 3 March 2096 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37 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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