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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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Moon phase details for

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 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

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.

It is Snow Moon

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

Moon in Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.85% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1937".

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

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.

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 lunation true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠73.6°. 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 after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 7 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 5 March 2013 at 23:20.

Distance to Moon 384 462 km

Moon is 384 462 km (238 893 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 7 days, distance is 404 475 km (251 329 mi). Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 954 km (229 879 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 March 2013 at 02:30.

Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

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

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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