Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 February 2077 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2077 after 14 days on 9 March 2077 at 17:42.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 23:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 954 of Meeus index or 1907 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 954. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 955 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:20, this is 13 days after last apogee on 10 February 2077 at 02:41 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 March 2077 at 03:31 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 356 817 km (221 716 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 691 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 539 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2077 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2077 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.259°. Next 8 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.