Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 February 2059 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2059 after 14 days on 27 February 2059 at 10:06.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 731 of Meeus index or 1684 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 731. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 732 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. 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 18:34, this is 13 days after last apogee on 30 January 2059 at 13:03 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 February 2059 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 693 km (221 639 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2059. It is 5 815 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 268 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 February 2059 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini.
20 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 9 February 2059 at 14:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.103°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.179° in the next northern standstill on 22 February 2059 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.