Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 February 2059 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 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 27 February 2059 at 10:06.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1937".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2059 after 28 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 March 2059 at 08:47
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 March 2059 at 00:05
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2059 at 23:30
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 29 March 2059 at 03:47

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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 26 February 2059 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2059 at 06:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 043 km

Moon is 404 043 km (251 061 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 773 km (222 310 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 5 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

9 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2059 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.179°. Next 8 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 13 days

After 13 days on 14 March 2059 at 00:05 in ♈ Aries, 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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