Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 5 February 2019 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.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2019 after 14 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53.
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 21:04 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 236. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 237 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:26, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 January 2019 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2019 at 09:06 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 556 km (252 622 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2019. It is 1 148 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 153 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 3 February 2019 at 06:35 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 February 2019 at 09:42 in ♋ Cancer.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.547°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.590° in the next northern standstill on 16 February 2019 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.