Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 February 2042 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | February 2042

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 February 2042 at 07:16.

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.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1863"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 19 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 520 / 1473

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 520 of Meeus index or 1473 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠326°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠326°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠344.2°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 384 823 km

The Moon is 384 823 km (239 118 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 434 km (222 721 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 1 February 2042 at 18:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.833°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.949° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2042 at 09:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 20 February 2042 at 07:39 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.

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