Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 February 2009 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | February 2009

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 9 February 2009 at 14:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 24 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 112 / 1065

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 112 of Meeus index or 1065 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 112 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 113 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠213.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠246.2°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 391 733 km

Moon is 391 733 km (243 412 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 132 km (251 737 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 8 February 2009 at 19:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 5 February 2009 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.083°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.057° in the next southern standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 25 February 2009 at 01:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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