Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 21 February 2058 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2058 after 16 days on 10 March 2058 at 08:52.
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 27 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:06, this is 15 days after last apogee on 5 February 2058 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 March 2058 at 03:58 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 361 268 km (224 482 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 240 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 088 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 18 February 2058 at 00:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 March 2058 at 22:25 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2058 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.665°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.758° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2058 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.