Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 February 2019 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | February 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 35% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 4 February 2019 at 21:04.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2019 after 8 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53.

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 236 / 1189

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 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 13 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 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠200.2°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 5 February 2019 at 09:26 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 19 February 2019 at 09:06 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 389 174 km

The Moon is 389 174 km (241 822 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 762 km (221 682 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 3 February 2019 at 06:35 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 February 2019 at 09:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.547°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.590° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 February 2019 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53 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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