Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 February 2048 Sunday 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 7 February 2048 at 03:16.
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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2048 after 20 days on 29 February 2048 at 14:38.
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 594 of Meeus index or 1547 from Brown series.
Length of current 594 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 59 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 595 length.
Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:12, this is 15 days after last apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 February 2048 at 18:29 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 369 129 km (229 366 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 621 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 227 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 28 January 2048 at 06:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 February 2048 at 12:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 07:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.460°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.357° in its northern standstill point on 23 February 2048 at 04:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 14 February 2048 at 00:31 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.