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Moon phase on 28 February 2010 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | February 2010

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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 February 2010 at 16:38 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1937".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2010.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 March 2010 at 15:42
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 15 March 2010 at 21:01
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 23 March 2010 at 11:00
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2010 at 02:25

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 125 / 1078

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 125 of Meeus index or 1078 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 125 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 126 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠215.2°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 February 2010 at 21:40 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 449 km

Moon is 364 449 km (226 458 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 011 km (252 284 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer, 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 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 23 February 2010 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.657°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.566° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 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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