Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 February 2022 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | February 2022

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 8 February 2022 at 13:50.

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 passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 5 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.

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 273 / 1226

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 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 273 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 274 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠32°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:39, this is 11 days after last perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 897 km

This apogee Moon is 404 897 km (251 591 mi) away from Earth. It is 511 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 812 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.369°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.444° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57 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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