Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 February 2024 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | February 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 38% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 9 February 2024 at 22:59.

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 ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1942".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2024 after 9 days on 24 February 2024 at 12:30.

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 298 / 1251

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 298 of Meeus index or 1251 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. It is 41 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠1.4°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2024 at 18:49 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 February 2024 at 15:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 371 951 km

The Moon is 371 951 km (231 120 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 316 km (252 473 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 13 February 2024 at 17:01 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2024 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 6 February 2024 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.304°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.376° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 February 2024 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 24 February 2024 at 12:30 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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