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Moon phase on 4 February 2072 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | February 2072

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 15 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 4 February 2072 at 04:55 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 ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1946".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2072.

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 891 / 1844

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 891 of Meeus index or 1844 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 891 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2072. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 892 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠166.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.8°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:26, this is 13 days after last apogee on 21 January 2072 at 20:00 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 February 2072 at 20:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 356 546 km

This perigee Moon is 356 546 km (221 547 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2072. It is 5 962 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 121 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 24 January 2072 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 February 2072 at 10:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2072 at 09:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.364°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.318° in the next southern standstill on 14 February 2072 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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