Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 February 2049 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 9 February 2049 at 15:38.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2049 after 5 days on 17 February 2049 at 20:47.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 607 of Meeus index or 1560 from Brown series.
Length of current 607 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 608 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.7°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 1 February 2049 at 08:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 February 2049 at 12:40 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 568 km (251 387 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 515 km (251 975 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 11 February 2049 at 17:32 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 February 2049 at 20:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 11 February 2049 at 21:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.719°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.575° in the next southern standstill on 26 February 2049 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 17 February 2049 at 20:47 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.