Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 February 2022 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | February 2022

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 23 February 2022 at 22:32.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 18 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 2 March 2022 at 17:35
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2022 at 10:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2022 at 07:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

1 day after point of perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 079 km

The Moon is 366 079 km (227 471 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 268 km (251 200 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 26 February 2022 at 06:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.559°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.674° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 2 March 2022 at 17:35 in ♓ Pisces 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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