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Moon phase on 22 February 2071 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | February 2071

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 February 2071 at 21:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2071 after 21 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 2 March 2071 at 00:31
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 9 March 2071 at 06:53
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2071 at 01:18
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 March 2071 at 17:32

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 879 / 1832

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 879 of Meeus index or 1832 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 879 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 880 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠214.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.1°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 12 February 2071 at 17:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 February 2071 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 402 834 km

Moon is 402 834 km (250 309 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 181 km (251 768 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 17 February 2071 at 12:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2071 at 00:24 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 10 February 2071 at 15:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.333°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.262° in the next southern standstill on 23 February 2071 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 2 March 2071 at 00:31 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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