Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 21 February 2069 Thursday is New Moon, 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 first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2069 after 14 days on 7 March 2069 at 22:35.
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 15:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 855 of Meeus index or 1808 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 855. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 856 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.7°. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2069 at 06:27 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 369 015 km (229 295 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 058 km (224 351 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 13 February 2069 at 15:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2069 at 13:32 in ♉ Taurus.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2069 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.335°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.222° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2069 at 00:20 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.