Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 February 2096 Friday 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 16 February 2096 at 10:39.
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 ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2096 after 20 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37.
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 1188 of Meeus index or 2141 from Brown series.
Length of current 1188 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 1189 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2096 at 17:34 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 26 February 2096 at 11:38 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 401 207 km (249 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 489 km (226 483 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 1 March 2096 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 5 February 2096 at 10:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.721°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.822° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2096 at 20:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 23 February 2096 at 22:28 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.