Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2020 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | February 2020

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 23 February 2020 at 15:32.

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 ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2020 after 10 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 2 March 2020 at 19:57
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2020 at 17:48
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2020 at 09:34
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2020 at 09:28

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 249 / 1202

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2020. It is 58 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠152.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠177.9°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 26 February 2020 at 11:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2020 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 402 848 km

The Moon is 402 848 km (250 318 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 123 km (221 906 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 19 February 2020 at 00:12 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 4 March 2020 at 14:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

22 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 19 February 2020 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.319°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.441° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 March 2020 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48 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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