Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 February 2077 Friday 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 3 days on 22 February 2077 at 23:07.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2077 after 11 days on 9 March 2077 at 17:42.
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 954 of Meeus index or 1907 from Brown series.
Length of current 954 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 23 February 2077 at 05:20 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 March 2077 at 03:31 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 368 695 km (229 096 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 511 km (252 594 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2077 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2077 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.259°. Next 5 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 11 days on 9 March 2077 at 17:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.