Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 28 February 2059 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 27 February 2059 at 10:06.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2059 after 28 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 26 February 2059 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2059 at 06:38 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 404 043 km (251 061 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 773 km (222 310 mi).
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2059 at 00:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2059 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.179°. Next 8 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 13 days on 14 March 2059 at 00:05 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.