Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 13 February 2043 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 9 February 2043 at 21:07.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 10 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 533 of Meeus index or 1486 from Brown series.
Length of current 533 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 534 length.
Length of current synodic month is 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠303°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠327.1°. 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 17:40, this is 12 days after last apogee on 1 February 2043 at 17:22 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 367 963 km (228 642 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 455 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 393 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 07:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 February 2043 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra.
At 07:12 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2043 at 04:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.451°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.529° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2043 at 03:26 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.