Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 February 2017 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | February 2017

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

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1827"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2017 after 27 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 211 / 1164

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 211 of Meeus index or 1164 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 211 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 212 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠259.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠295°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 6 February 2017 at 13:59 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 February 2017 at 21:14 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 392 291 km

Moon is 392 291 km (243 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 376 km (251 268 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 11 February 2017 at 19:49 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2017 at 06:28 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 7 February 2017 at 18:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.865°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.848° in the next southern standstill on 21 February 2017 at 20:50 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 26 February 2017 at 14:58 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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