Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 21 February 2042 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 February 2042 at 07:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 13 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 521 of Meeus index or 1474 from Brown series.
Length of current 521 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 522 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠344.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.8°. 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 perigee on this date at 05:54, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 March 2042 at 05:04 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 358 434 km (222 721 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 074 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 922 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2042 at 09:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.949°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.031° in the next northern standstill on 28 February 2042 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.