Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 28 February 2051 Tuesday 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 25 February 2051 at 14:53.
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 about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2051 after 26 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00.
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 632 of Meeus index or 1585 from Brown series.
Length of current 632 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 633 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠351.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:20, this is 15 days after last perigee on 12 February 2051 at 18:54 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2051 at 05:02 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 980 km (252 264 mi) away from Earth. It is 572 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 729 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 16 February 2051 at 04:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 March 2051 at 09:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2051 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.472°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.338° in the next southern standstill on 6 March 2051 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 12 March 2051 at 16:52 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.