Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 February 2043 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 16 February 2043 at 17:00.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 13 February 2043 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 376 805 km (234 136 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 776 km (251 516 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 13 February 2043 at 07:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2043 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 February 2043 at 03:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.529°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.608° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2043 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 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.