Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 February 2068 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | February 2068

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 February 2068 at 13:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2068 after 13 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 842 / 1795

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 842 of Meeus index or 1795 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 53 minutes. It is 39 minutes longer 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 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠348.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠3.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 05:46. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 22 January 2068 at 15:47 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 18 February 2068 at 20:46 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 357 542 km

This perigee Moon is 357 542 km (222 166 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 966 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 814 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 30 January 2068 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 February 2068 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 30 January 2068 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.138°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.052° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 February 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38 in ♌ Leo 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.

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