Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 February 2021 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 4 February 2021 at 17:37.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2021 after 18 days on 27 February 2021 at 08:17.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 260 of Meeus index or 1213 from Brown series.
Length of current 260 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 261 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠87°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 3 February 2021 at 19:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 February 2021 at 10:22 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 372 067 km (231 192 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 467 km (251 324 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 7 February 2021 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 February 2021 at 01:44 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.953°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.056° in its northern standstill point on 23 February 2021 at 00:12 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 11 February 2021 at 19:06 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.