Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 11 February 2045 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 8 February 2045 at 19:03.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2045 after 19 days on 3 March 2045 at 07:52.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 557 of Meeus index or 1510 from Brown series.
Length of current 557 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2045. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 558 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠182.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 1 February 2045 at 08:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2045 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 401 243 km (249 321 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 254 km (252 435 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 3 February 2045 at 02:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 February 2045 at 06:00 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.184°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2045. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.188° in its northern standstill point on 26 February 2045 at 01:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 16 February 2045 at 23:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.