Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 February 2034 Thursday 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 5 days on 11 February 2034 at 11:09.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2034 after 16 days on 5 March 2034 at 02:10.
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 421 of Meeus index or 1374 from Brown series.
Length of current 421 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 422 length.
Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠289°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.3°. 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 9 February 2034 at 21:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2034 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 385 378 km (239 463 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 926 km (226 755 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 7 February 2034 at 08:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 February 2034 at 05:47 in ♈ Aries.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 14 February 2034 at 10:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.256°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.195° in the next northern standstill on 27 February 2034 at 06:42 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 18 February 2034 at 23:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.