Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 20 February 2026 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 10 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 3 days 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.
Length of current 323 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. 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°).
9 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 372 444 km (231 426 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 132 km (229 989 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2026 at 04:35 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.406°. Next 5 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.
After 10 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.