Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 February 2071 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 21 February 2071 at 21:29.
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 first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2071 after 19 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18.
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 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:58, this is 11 days after last perigee on 12 February 2071 at 17:21 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 March 2071 at 10:31 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 181 km (251 768 mi) away from Earth. It is 227 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 528 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 17 February 2071 at 12:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2071 at 00:24 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 February 2071 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.262°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.201° in the next northern standstill on 9 March 2071 at 22:59 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 2 March 2071 at 00:31 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.