Crescent ♓ Pisces
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 February 2026 at 12:01.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 12 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38.
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.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠307.9°.
7 days after point of apogee on 10 February 2026 at 16:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 381 451 km (237 023 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 132 km (229 989 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:19 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 3 March 2026 at 04:35 in ♍ Virgo.
At 06:19 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.406°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.428° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 February 2026 at 23:23 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38 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.