Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waning Crescent in Capricorn

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 19% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 25 days old.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 February 2036 at 23:47.

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2036 after 18 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09.

Neap tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1940".

Lunation 446 / 1399

The Moon is 25 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 446 of Meeus index or 1399 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes and it is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠195.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠195.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠223.9°.

Moon before apogee

11 days since point of perigee on 10 February 2036 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 February 2036 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 405 009 km

The Moon is 405 009 km (251 661 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 790 km (252 146 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 12 February 2036 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2036 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

Moon at southern standstill

At 04:47 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.246°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2036. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.281° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 7 March 2036 at 07:25.

Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♌ Leo the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 27 February 2036 at 04:59 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov