Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 February 2097 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2097 after 17 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 25 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 6 February 2097 at 09:39 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 22 February 2097 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 403 745 km (250 876 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 662 km (229 076 mi).
4 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2097 at 08:27 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 13:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.061°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.174° in its northern standstill point on 22 February 2097 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 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.