Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 February 2069 Saturday 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 1 day on 21 February 2069 at 15:17.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2069 after 12 days on 7 March 2069 at 22:35.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 855 of Meeus index or 1808 from Brown series.
Length of current 855 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:27, this is 11 days after last apogee on 11 February 2069 at 08:23 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2069 at 22:33 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 361 058 km (224 351 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 450 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 298 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2069 at 13:32 in ♉ Taurus.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2069 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.335°. Next 5 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.
After 12 days on 7 March 2069 at 22:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.