Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 February 2043 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | February 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 23 February 2043 at 21:58.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 27 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 March 2043 at 01:07
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 11 March 2043 at 09:09
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 18 March 2043 at 01:03
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2043 at 14:26

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 533 / 1486

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 533 of Meeus index or 1486 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 533 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 534 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠303°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠303°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠327.1°. 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 13 February 2043 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries. 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 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 401 822 km

Moon is 401 822 km (249 681 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 776 km (251 516 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 15:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 12 March 2043 at 14:36 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2043 at 03:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.529°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.608° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2043 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 11 March 2043 at 09:09 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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