Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 24 February 2066 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 15 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 08:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 818 of Meeus index or 1771 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes is the length of new lunation 818. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 819 length.
Length of current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 20 February 2066 at 01:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 380 571 km (236 476 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 251 km (251 190 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 20 February 2066 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2066 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.369°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.268° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.