The moon, the Earth’s natural satellite, is a star that orbits around it and reflects sunlight. It has different phases, which influence on the tides and in the natural cycles of people, marked by their four most important phases: new moon, first quarter, full moon and waning quarter, which correspond to the precise instants in which the Earth-Moon and Earth-Sun directions form an angle of 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° respectively.

A full moon occurs When the earth is between the sun and the moonso that it reflects sunlight with all its visible face, reaching its maximum illumination. Before arriving at that stage, the satellite passes through the crescent quarterwhich is when in the northern hemisphere it has the right half illuminated and is shaped like a ‘D’.

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This February, it has been released with a new moon -on the 1st-, although the full moon of February reached its maximum point on Sunday the 5th at 7:29 p.m., according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN). The last quarter was on the 13th at 5:01 p.m. and the new moon touches on February 20 at 8:06 a.m.

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Since then,

He crescent quarter It will be at its most defined point on the 27th at 9:06 a.m.