Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 February 2066 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | February 2066

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 17 February 2066 at 12:14.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 18 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.

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 817 / 1770

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 817 of Meeus index or 1770 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠35.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠35.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.6°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 20 February 2066 at 01:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 368 069 km

The Moon is 368 069 km (228 707 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 251 km (251 190 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 20 February 2066 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 18 February 2066 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.369°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.268° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 24 February 2066 at 08:50 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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