Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 February 2016 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | February 2016

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

Waning Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1937".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2016 after 25 days on 23 March 2016 at 12:01.

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

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 199 / 1152

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:28, this is 16 days after last perigee on 11 February 2016 at 02:42 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2016 at 07:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 405 383 km

This apogee Moon is 405 383 km (251 893 mi) away from Earth. It is 25 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 326 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 24 February 2016 at 06:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 March 2016 at 06:31 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 17 February 2016 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.254°. Next 5 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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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 9 March 2016 at 01:54 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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