Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 February 2058 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 February 2058 at 07:16.
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 ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2058 after 20 days on 10 March 2058 at 08:52.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 718 of Meeus index or 1671 from Brown series.
Length of current 718 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2058. It is 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 719 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.2°. 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 apogee on 5 February 2058 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2058 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 366 544 km (227 760 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 268 km (224 482 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 3 February 2058 at 20:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 February 2058 at 00:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 5 February 2058 at 09:27 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.565°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.665° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2058 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 22 February 2058 at 22:56 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.