Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2009 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | February 2009

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 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 25 February 2009 at 01:35.

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 ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 10 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 4 March 2009 at 07:46
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2009 at 02:38
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 March 2009 at 17:47
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 26 March 2009 at 16:06

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 113 / 1066

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 113 of Meeus index or 1066 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠246.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠246.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠282.4°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 March 2009 at 15:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 378 063 km

The Moon is 378 063 km (234 917 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 020 km (228 056 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2009 at 04:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.057°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.987° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 March 2009 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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