Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 February 2026 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 February 2026 at 12:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 18 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38.
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.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.
Length of current 322 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 323 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 10 February 2026 at 16:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 077 km (251 082 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 132 km (229 989 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 3 February 2026 at 19:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 12:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.406°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.428° in its northern standstill point on 25 February 2026 at 23:23 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 17 February 2026 at 12:01 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.