Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 February 2076 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 January 2076 at 04:17.
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 about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2076 after 17 days on 19 February 2076 at 23:49.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 940 of Meeus index or 1893 from Brown series.
Length of current 940 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 941 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of apogee on 20 January 2076 at 21:24 in ♋ Cancer. 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 4 February 2076 at 07:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 364 313 km (226 374 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 345 km (222 044 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 04:01 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 15 February 2076 at 04:47 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:14 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.547°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.589° in its northern standstill point on 15 February 2076 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 4 February 2076 at 21:01 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.