Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 11 February 2019 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 4 February 2019 at 21:04.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2019 after 8 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.
Length of current 236 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 5 February 2019 at 09:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2019 at 09:06 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 389 174 km (241 822 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 762 km (221 682 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 February 2019 at 09:42 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.547°. Next 4 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.
After 8 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.