Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 February 2042 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 25 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 520 of Meeus index or 1473 from Brown series.
Length of current 520 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 521 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠326°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠344.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 405 030 km (251 674 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 434 km (222 721 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 27 January 2042 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2042 at 18:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.833°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.949° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2042 at 09:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 20 February 2042 at 07:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.