Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 20 February 2077 Saturday 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 16 February 2077 at 02:58.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2077 after 17 days on 9 March 2077 at 17:42.
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 953 of Meeus index or 1906 from Brown series.
Length of current 953 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 954 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.5°. 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 10 February 2077 at 02:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2077 at 05:20 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 368 621 km (229 050 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 817 km (221 716 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 17 February 2077 at 08:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2077 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 19 February 2077 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.259°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.349° in the next northern standstill on 3 March 2077 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 22 February 2077 at 23:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.