Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 February 2012 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | February 2012

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 14 February 2012 at 17:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1941".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2012 after 18 days on 8 March 2012 at 09:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 149 / 1102

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 149 of Meeus index or 1102 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠70.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠107.8°.

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 11 February 2012 at 18:32 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 February 2012 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 376 441 km

The Moon is 376 441 km (233 910 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 864 km (251 571 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 15 February 2012 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 February 2012 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2012 at 08:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.299°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.150° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 March 2012 at 16:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 21 February 2012 at 22:35 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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