Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 February 2078 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2078 after 14 days on 26 February 2078 at 17:50.
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 13:59 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 966 of Meeus index or 1919 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 39 minutes is the length of new lunation 966. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 967 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.7°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 3 February 2078 at 05:07 in ♎ Libra. 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 14 February 2078 at 23:02 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 372 705 km (231 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 913 km (226 125 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 5 February 2078 at 19:13 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 18 February 2078 at 17:22 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 9 February 2078 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.587°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.679° in the next northern standstill on 22 February 2078 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.