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Moon phase on 17 February 2068 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | February 2068

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 14 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 February 2068 at 04:38 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1942".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2068.

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 842 / 1795

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 842 of Meeus index or 1795 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 842 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 53 minutes. It is 39 minutes longer than next lunation 843 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.9°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2068 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 18 February 2068 at 20:46 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 769 km

Moon is 404 769 km (251 512 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 494 km (252 584 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 11 February 2068 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2068 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 12 February 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.052°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.894° in the next southern standstill on 27 February 2068 at 02:59 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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