Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 6 February 2097 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 February 2097 at 05:32.
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 ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2097 after 19 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1200 of Meeus index or 2153 from Brown series.
Length of current 1200 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 1201 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠257.9°. 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 09:39, this is 11 days after last perigee on 25 January 2097 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 February 2097 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 803 km (251 533 mi) away from Earth. It is 605 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 906 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 4 February 2097 at 07:36 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2097 at 08:27 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 25 January 2097 at 17:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.991°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.061° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2097 at 13:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 12 February 2097 at 07:49 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.