Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 February 2045 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | February 2045

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

Waxing Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 24 February 2045 at 16:37.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2045 after 4 days on 3 March 2045 at 07:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 3 March 2045 at 07:52
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 10 March 2045 at 12:50
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 18 March 2045 at 17:15
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 26 March 2045 at 00:56

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 558 / 1511

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 558 of Meeus index or 1511 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 558 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 559 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠207.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠207.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠238.6°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2045 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2045 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 365 614 km

Moon is 365 614 km (227 182 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 563 km (224 043 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 17 February 2045 at 06:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 March 2045 at 13:33 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 01:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.188°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2045. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.164° in its southern standstill point on 10 March 2045 at 22:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 3 March 2045 at 07:52 in ♍ Virgo, 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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