Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 February 2014 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | February 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 6 February 2014 at 19:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 4 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 174 / 1127

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 174 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2014. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 175 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠8.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.1°. 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 428 km

Moon is 403 428 km (250 679 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 232 km (252 421 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus, 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 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.306°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.175° in the next southern standstill on 24 February 2014 at 01:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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