Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 25 February 2009 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 13 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.
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.
At 01:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 113 of Meeus index or 1066 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 113. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 114 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠246.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 March 2009 at 15:06 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 392 063 km (243 617 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 020 km (228 056 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2009 at 04:05 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.057°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.987° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2009 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.