Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 2 February 2079 Thursday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2079 after 13 days on 15 February 2079 at 23:45.
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 23:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 978 of Meeus index or 1931 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 978. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 979 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.6°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 26 January 2079 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 February 2079 at 08:13 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 387 675 km (240 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 141 km (229 374 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 24 January 2079 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 February 2079 at 23:17 in ♈ Aries.
21 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 30 January 2079 at 00:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.617°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.715° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2079 at 07:40 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.