Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 26 February 2017 Sunday 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 ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2017 after 14 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54.
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 14:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 212 of Meeus index or 1165 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 212. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 213 length.
Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 18 February 2017 at 21:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2017 at 07:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 381 471 km (237 035 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 065 km (229 326 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:28 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 11 March 2017 at 04:17 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2017 at 20:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.848°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.861° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2017 at 00:43 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.