Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 February 2036 Saturday 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 4 days on 18 February 2036 at 23:47.
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 ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2036 after 17 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09.
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 446 of Meeus index or 1399 from Brown series.
Length of current 446 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 447 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠195.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠223.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:15, this is 12 days after last perigee on 10 February 2036 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2036 at 02:38 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 790 km (252 146 mi) away from Earth. It is 382 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 919 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 12 February 2036 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2036 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 22 February 2036 at 04:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.246°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.281° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2036 at 07:25 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 27 February 2036 at 04:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.