Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 25 February 2063 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 20 February 2063 at 03:07.
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 ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2063 after 17 days on 14 March 2063 at 16:14.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 780 of Meeus index or 1733 from Brown series.
Length of current 780 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2063. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 781 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:30, this is 12 days after last perigee on 12 February 2063 at 19:32 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2063 at 05:45 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 312 km (252 471 mi) away from Earth. It is 904 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 397 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 14 February 2063 at 11:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 February 2063 at 14:15 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 22 February 2063 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.506°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.509° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2063 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 28 February 2063 at 07:38 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.