Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 February 2051 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | February 2051

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 26 January 2051 at 21:20.

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 ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1947".

Wolf Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2051 after 24 days on 25 February 2051 at 14:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 631 / 1584

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 631 of Meeus index or 1584 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 631 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 632 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 31 January 2051 at 19:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2051 at 18:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 405 009 km

Moon is 405 009 km (251 661 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 557 km (224 040 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 20 January 2051 at 03:36 in ♉ Taurus, 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 3 February 2051 at 07:49 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2051 at 08:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.697°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.572° in the next southern standstill on 6 February 2051 at 23:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 11 February 2051 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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