Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 February 2020 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | February 2020

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 2 February 2020 at 01:42.

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.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2020 after 3 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 248 / 1201

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 248 of Meeus index or 1201 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 248 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 249 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠120.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 29 January 2020 at 21:28 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2020 at 20:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 384 915 km

Moon is 384 915 km (239 175 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 464 km (223 982 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 22 January 2020 at 20:31 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 6 February 2020 at 08:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 23 January 2020 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.225°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.268° in the next northern standstill on 6 February 2020 at 16:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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