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Moon phase on 20 February 2042 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | February 2042

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 February 2042 at 07:39 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 14 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 521 / 1474

At 07:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 521 of Meeus index or 1474 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.41 days

29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 521. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 522 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠344.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠344.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 915 km

Moon is 364 915 km (226 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 434 km (222 721 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2042 at 09:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.949°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.031° in the next northern standstill on 28 February 2042 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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