Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 February 2016 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | February 2016

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

Waning Crescent 19% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 1 February 2016 at 03:28.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1827"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2016 after 18 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20.

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 198 / 1151

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 198 of Meeus index or 1151 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠292.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠292.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠319.8°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2016 at 09:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 February 2016 at 02:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 392 303 km

The Moon is 392 303 km (243 766 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 358 km (226 402 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 27 January 2016 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 February 2016 at 20:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 21 January 2016 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.375°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.303° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 February 2016 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 8 February 2016 at 14:39 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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