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Moon phase on 21 February 2046 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | February 2046

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 20 February 2046 at 23:44 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1940".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2046.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 570 / 1523

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 570 of Meeus index or 1523 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 570 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2046. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 571 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠159.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠184.1°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:43, this is 13 days after last apogee on 8 February 2046 at 05:11 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 356 803 km

This perigee Moon is 356 803 km (221 707 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2046. It is 5 705 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 378 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 19 February 2046 at 17:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2046 at 04:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.295°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.260° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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