Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 16 February 2059 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 12 February 2059 at 14:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2059 after 10 days on 27 February 2059 at 10:06.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 731 of Meeus index or 1684 from Brown series.
Length of current 731 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 12 February 2059 at 18:34 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 February 2059 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 370 639 km (230 304 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 509 km (252 593 mi).
9 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 February 2059 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 9 February 2059 at 14:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.103°. Next 5 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.
After 10 days on 27 February 2059 at 10:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.