Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 8 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 5 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.
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°.
11 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 365 897 km (227 358 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 132 km (229 989 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2026 at 04:35 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 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 3 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 8 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.