Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 24 February 2059 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 19 February 2059 at 07:57.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2059 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
11 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 February 2059 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 403 215 km (250 546 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 509 km (252 593 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 19 February 2059 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2059 at 00:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2059 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.179°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.323° in the next southern standstill on 8 March 2059 at 23:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.