Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 February 2074 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 27 January 2074 at 06:37.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 8 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.

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 916 / 1869

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 916 of Meeus index or 1869 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 57 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠72.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠72.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠110°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 14:44. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 21 January 2074 at 13:42 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 15 February 2074 at 14:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 447 km

This apogee Moon is 404 447 km (251 312 mi) away from Earth. It is 961 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 262 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2074 at 01:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 25 January 2074 at 06:55 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.239°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.239° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 February 2074 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05 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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