Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 29 February 2048 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1936".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2048.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 595 of Meeus index or 1548 from Brown series.
Length of current 595 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 56 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 596 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠100.4°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 21 February 2048 at 18:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 March 2048 at 02:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 381 091 km (236 799 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 850 km (229 193 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 24 February 2048 at 12:13 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2048 at 14:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 23 February 2048 at 04:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.357°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.235° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2048 at 13:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.