Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 13 February 2069 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 7 days on 6 February 2069 at 05:29.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2069 after 22 days on 7 March 2069 at 22:35.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 854 of Meeus index or 1807 from Brown series.
Length of current 854 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 855 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.8°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 11 February 2069 at 08:23 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2069 at 06:27 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 551 km (250 134 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 058 km (224 351 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 15:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 February 2069 at 13:32 in ♉ Taurus.
At 15:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2069 at 18:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.473°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.335° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2069 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 21 February 2069 at 15:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.