Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 February 2081 Sunday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2081 after 14 days on 23 February 2081 at 14:27.
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 20:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1003 of Meeus index or 1956 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 1003. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1004 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:24, this is 14 days after last perigee on 25 January 2081 at 17:17 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2081 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 582 km (252 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2081. It is 1 174 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 127 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 28 January 2081 at 10:41 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2081 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 4 February 2081 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.557°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.630° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2081 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.