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 Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

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.

3 days after First Quarter

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

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Snow Moon after 4 days

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 174 / 1127

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. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 175. This is the shortest synodic month of 2014.

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 lunation true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠25.1°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09.

Distance to Moon 403 428 km

Moon is 403 428 km (250 679 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 11 days, distance is 357 080 km (221 879 mi). Moon moves farther next 1 day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 232 km (252 421 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 February 2014 at 03:28.

Draconic month

17 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

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

Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

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