Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 February 2074 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 16 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

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 28 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.

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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 before perigee

8 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 March 2074 at 10:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 386 611 km

The Moon is 386 611 km (240 229 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 044 km (251 683 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 23 February 2074 at 22:23 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days 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 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.323° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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.

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