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Moon phase on 26 February 2013 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | February 2013

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 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 25 February 2013 at 20:26 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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1937".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2013.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 March 2013 at 21:53
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 11 March 2013 at 19:51
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2013 at 17:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2013 at 09:27

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 162 / 1115

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 162 of Meeus index or 1115 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 162 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 163 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠44.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 March 2013 at 23:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 384 462 km

Moon is 384 462 km (238 894 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 954 km (229 879 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 March 2013 at 02:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.583°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.453° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2013 at 06:41 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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