Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 February 2020 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 first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2020 after 15 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.
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 15:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 249. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2020. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 250 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.9°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2020 at 20:31 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 February 2020 at 11:35 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 315 km (249 987 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 277 km (252 449 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 19 February 2020 at 00:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2020 at 14:58 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2020 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.319°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.441° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2020 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.