Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 February 2059 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 February 2059 at 18:49.
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 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2059 after 17 days on 27 February 2059 at 10:06.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 730 of Meeus index or 1683 from Brown series.
Length of current 730 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes. It is 52 minutes longer than next lunation 731 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2059 at 13:03 in ♌ Leo. 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 12 February 2059 at 18:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 370 283 km (230 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 693 km (221 639 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 6 February 2059 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 19 February 2059 at 09:15 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.
At 14:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.103°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.179° in its northern standstill point on 22 February 2059 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 12 February 2059 at 14:27 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.