Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waxing Crescent in Pisces

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 6% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 2 days young.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 15 February 2075 at 06:40.

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2075 after 13 days on 2 March 2075 at 20:06.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1941".

Lunation 929 / 1882

The Moon is 2 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 929 of Meeus index or 1882 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes and it is 47 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠46.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠46.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.5°.

Moon after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 12 February 2075 at 07:55 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 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 February 2075 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 385 603 km

The Moon is 385 603 km (239 603 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 450 km (251 314 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 12 February 2075 at 23:10 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2075 at 22:09 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the last southern standstill on 12 February 2075 at 04:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.860° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.916° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 February 2075 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 2 March 2075 at 20:06 in ♍ Virgo 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov