Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 10 February 2048 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2048 after 19 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 25 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 9 February 2048 at 09:12 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 February 2048 at 18:29 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 743 km (227 884 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 268 km (251 200 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 12:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 24 February 2048 at 12:13 in ♋ Cancer.
At 12:30 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 February 2048 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.460°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.357° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2048 at 04:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.