Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 February 2021 Friday 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 ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2021 after 14 days on 27 February 2021 at 08:17.
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 19:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 261 of Meeus index or 1214 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 261. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 262 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠87°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠124.3°. 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°).
8 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 February 2021 at 10:22 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 390 482 km (242 634 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 467 km (251 324 mi).
5 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 February 2021 at 01:44 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2021 at 15:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.953°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.056° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2021 at 00:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.