Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 February 2022 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | February 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 1 February 2022 at 05:46.

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 ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 13 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.

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 273 / 1226

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 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute 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 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠32°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠32°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠56.3°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 380 186 km

The Moon is 380 186 km (236 237 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 897 km (251 591 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.369°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.444° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57 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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