Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 February 2059 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | February 2059

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 19 February 2059 at 07:57.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2059 after 1 day on 27 February 2059 at 10:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 731 / 1684

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 731 of Meeus index or 1684 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 731 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 732 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠357°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:16, this is 13 days after last perigee on 12 February 2059 at 18:34 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2059 at 06:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 406 509 km

This apogee Moon is 406 509 km (252 593 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 101 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 200 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

7 days after its ascending node on 19 February 2059 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2059 at 00:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2059 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.179°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.323° in the next southern standstill on 8 March 2059 at 23:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 27 February 2059 at 10:06 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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