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Moon phase on 8 February 2012 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | February 2012

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 Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 February 2012 at 21:54 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Upcoming main Moon phases

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Snow Moon of February.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.01% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1945".

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 149 / 1102

Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 149 of Meeus index or 1102 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 149 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 150.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠70.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠107.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2012 at 17:42, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 3 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 11 February 2012 at 18:32.

Distance to Moon 375 979 km

Moon is 375 979 km (233 623 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 8 days, distance is 404 325 km (251 236 mi). Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 367 920 km (228 615 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 2 February 2012 at 20:02, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 February 2012 at 20:16.

Draconic month

19 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 3 February 2012 at 07:11, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠22.404°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 7 days to face South declination of ∠-22.299° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2012 at 08:36.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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