Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 17 February 2026 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 13 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 323. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 324 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.9°. 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°).
6 days 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 386 262 km (240 012 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 132 km (229 989 mi).
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.406°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.428° in the next northern standstill on 25 February 2026 at 23:23 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.