Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 26 February 2066 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 24 February 2066 at 08:50.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 818 of Meeus index or 1771 from Brown series.
Length of current 818 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. 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°).
6 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 390 194 km (242 455 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 251 km (251 190 mi).
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2066 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.369°. Next 6 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.
After 13 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.