Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 February 2014 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | February 2014

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 30 January 2014 at 21:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 9 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

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 174 / 1127

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 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2014. It is 24 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠8.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.1°.

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 384 539 km

The Moon is 384 539 km (238 941 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 232 km (252 421 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 12:41 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.396°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.306° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53 in ♌ Leo 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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