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Moon phase on 28 February 2025 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 about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2025 after 13 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55.
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 00:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 311 of Meeus index or 1264 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 311. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 312 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.9°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 18 February 2025 at 01:11 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2025 at 21:18 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 367 986 km (228 656 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 967 km (224 916 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 15 February 2025 at 06:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2025 at 05:40 in ♓ Pisces.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 22 February 2025 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.673°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.710° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2025 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.