Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 17 February 2045 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2045 after 13 days on 3 March 2045 at 07:52.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 23:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 558 of Meeus index or 1511 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 558. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 559 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠207.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠238.6°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2045 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2045 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 415 km (249 428 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 563 km (224 043 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:00 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 2 March 2045 at 13:33 in ♌ Leo.
At 06:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 11 February 2045 at 15:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.184°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.188° in the next northern standstill on 26 February 2045 at 01:04 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.