Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 4 February 2071 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 31 January 2071 at 07:16.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 10 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 879 of Meeus index or 1832 from Brown series.
Length of current 879 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 880 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.1°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2071 at 17:21 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 384 447 km (238 884 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 680 km (224 738 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 20:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 February 2071 at 12:08 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2071 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.333° in the next northern standstill on 10 February 2071 at 15:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.