Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 19 February 2015 Thursday is New Moon, 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 ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2015 after 14 days on 5 March 2015 at 18:06.
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 23:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 187 of Meeus index or 1140 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 187. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 188 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:29, this is 13 days after last apogee on 6 February 2015 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 March 2015 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 356 992 km (221 825 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 516 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 364 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 8 February 2015 at 17:10 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 February 2015 at 16:05 in ♈ Aries.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 14 February 2015 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.402°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.335° in the next northern standstill on 27 February 2015 at 07:19 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.