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Moon phase on 14 February 2014 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | February 2014

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 14 February 2014 at 23:53 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 passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

It is Snow Moon

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.02% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1943".

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 174 / 1127

Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 13 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 27 February 2014 at 19:52.

Distance to Moon 403 815 km

Moon is 403 815 km (250 919 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 2 days, distance is 406 232 km (252 421 mi). Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 360 439 km (223 966 mi).

Moon before ascending node

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

Draconic month

21 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

4 days 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 9 days to face South declination of ∠-19.175° in the next southern standstill on 24 February 2014 at 01:24.

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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