Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 7 February 2079 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 February 2079 at 23:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2079 after 8 days on 15 February 2079 at 23:45.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 978 of Meeus index or 1931 from Brown series.
Length of current 978 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes. 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 February 2079 at 08:13 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 366 705 km (227 860 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 141 km (229 374 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 23:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 February 2079 at 02:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 23:17 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 30 January 2079 at 00:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.617°. Next 4 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.
After 8 days on 15 February 2079 at 23:45 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.