Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 February 2066 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 February 2066 at 12:14.
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 ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 21 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 817 of Meeus index or 1770 from Brown series.
Length of current 817 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 818 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.6°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 February 2066 at 01:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 302 km (225 745 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 665 km (229 078 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 7 February 2066 at 15:03 in ♋ Cancer, 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 20 February 2066 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:33 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.369°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.268° in its northern standstill point on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 24 February 2066 at 08:50 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.