Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 20 February 2049 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 17 February 2049 at 20:47.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2049 after 27 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 13 February 2049 at 12:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2049 at 12:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 387 277 km (240 643 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 178 km (226 290 mi).
8 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 February 2049 at 20:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 11 February 2049 at 21:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.719°. Next 5 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 11 days on 4 March 2049 at 00:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.