Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 8 February 2016 Monday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2016 after 14 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20.
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 14:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 199 of Meeus index or 1152 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 199. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 200 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.5°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2016 at 09:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 February 2016 at 02:42 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 373 355 km (231 992 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 358 km (226 402 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 27 January 2016 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo, 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 10 February 2016 at 20:46 in ♓ Pisces.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 5 February 2016 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.303°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.254° in the next northern standstill on 17 February 2016 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.