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Moon phase on 23 February 2016 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | February 2016

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 22 February 2016 at 18:20 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 ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1939".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2016.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 1 March 2016 at 23:11
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 9 March 2016 at 01:54
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 15 March 2016 at 17:03
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 23 March 2016 at 12:01

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 199 / 1152

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 199 of Meeus index or 1152 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 199 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 200 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 11 February 2016 at 02:42 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 February 2016 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 400 578 km

Moon is 400 578 km (248 908 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 383 km (251 893 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 10 February 2016 at 20:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2016 at 06:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 17 February 2016 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.254°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.210° in the next southern standstill on 3 March 2016 at 14:19 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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