Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 February 2057 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 26 February 2057 at 11:30.
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 about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2057 after 20 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 706 of Meeus index or 1659 from Brown series.
Length of current 706 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 707 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 26 February 2057 at 15:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 March 2057 at 10:58 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 454 km (227 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 319 km (251 232 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 18:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 14 March 2057 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 20:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.014°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.130° in its northern standstill point on 14 March 2057 at 22:50 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 5 March 2057 at 11:25 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.