Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 February 2051 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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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 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 25 February 2051 at 14:53.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1937".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2051 after 27 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 March 2051 at 19:47
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 12 March 2051 at 16:52
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2051 at 09:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2051 at 09:00

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 632 / 1585

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 632 of Meeus index or 1585 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 632 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 633 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠334.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠351.3°. 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

14 days after point of perigee on 12 February 2051 at 18:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 February 2051 at 09:20 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 364 km

Moon is 405 364 km (251 882 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 980 km (252 264 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 16 February 2051 at 04:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 March 2051 at 09:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

24 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2051 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.472°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.338° in the next southern standstill on 6 March 2051 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 12 March 2051 at 16:52 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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