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Moon phase on 20 February 2008 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 February 2008 at 03:31 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1941".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2008.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 100 / 1053

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 100 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes longer than next lunation 101 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠280°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠280°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 382 782 km

Moon is 382 782 km (237 850 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 442 km (251 309 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 20:01 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.043°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.030° in the next southern standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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