Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 February 2048 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2048 after 17 days on 29 February 2048 at 14:38.
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 27 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°).
3 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 February 2048 at 18:29 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 373 880 km (232 318 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 268 km (251 200 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 10 February 2048 at 12:30 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 February 2048 at 12:13 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 9 February 2048 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.460°. Next 10 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 1 day 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.