Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 February 2068 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 26 February 2068 at 06:25.
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 ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2068 after 19 days on 18 March 2068 at 22:56.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 842 of Meeus index or 1795 from Brown series.
Length of current 842 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 53 minutes. It is 39 minutes longer than next lunation 843 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.9°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 18 February 2068 at 20:46 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2068 at 18:11 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 372 601 km (231 524 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 802 km (221 706 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2068 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 9 March 2068 at 14:23 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 27 February 2068 at 02:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.894°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.781° in the next northern standstill on 10 March 2068 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 3 March 2068 at 23:38 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.