Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 February 2040 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2040 after 15 days on 28 February 2040 at 00:59.
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 14:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 496 of Meeus index or 1449 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 496. It is 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 497 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 180 km (229 398 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 988 km (251 648 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 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 20 February 2040 at 14:18 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.
2 days after previous South standstill on 9 February 2040 at 16:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.560°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.645° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2040 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.