Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 February 2088 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 14 February 2088 at 12:24.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2088 after 19 days on 7 March 2088 at 10:36.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1089 of Meeus index or 2042 from Brown series.
Length of current 1089 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1090 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 15 February 2088 at 13:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 February 2088 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 145 km (251 745 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 217 km (230 042 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 13 February 2088 at 04:30 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2088 at 04:19 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 15:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.751°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.628° in its northern standstill point on 1 March 2088 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 22 February 2088 at 11:09 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.