Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2015 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | February 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 18 February 2015 at 23:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2015 after 13 days on 5 March 2015 at 18:06.

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 187 / 1140

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 187 of Meeus index or 1140 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 49 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer 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 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠354.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠9.9°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 February 2015 at 07:29 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 March 2015 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 762 km

The Moon is 363 762 km (226 031 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 386 km (252 517 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 8 February 2015 at 17:10 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 February 2015 at 16:05 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 14 February 2015 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.402°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.335° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 February 2015 at 07:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 5 March 2015 at 18:06 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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