Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 February 2074 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 18 February 2074 at 15:55.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1877"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 17 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

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 916 / 1869

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 916 of Meeus index or 1869 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 15 February 2074 at 14:22 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 March 2074 at 10:49 in ♉ Taurus.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 381 847 km

The Moon is 381 847 km (237 269 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 044 km (251 683 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 22:23 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 in ♌ Leo.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 21 February 2074 at 13:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.259°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.323° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 25 February 2074 at 22:00 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page