Moon ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 21 February 2012 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2012 after 15 days on 8 March 2012 at 09:40.
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 22:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 150 of Meeus index or 1103 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes is the length of new lunation 150. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 151 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠107.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠142.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
9 days after point of perigee on 11 February 2012 at 18:32 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 February 2012 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 390 500 km (242 645 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 864 km (251 571 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 15 February 2012 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 February 2012 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2012 at 08:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.299°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.150° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2012 at 16:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.