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Moon phase on 4 February 2074 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

First Quarter 53% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 February 2074 at 04:02 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 7 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.

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 916 / 1869

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 916 of Meeus index or 1869 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 916 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 917 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠72.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠72.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠110°. 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 3 February 2074 at 14:44 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 February 2074 at 14:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 062 km

Moon is 405 062 km (251 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 554 km (228 387 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2074 at 01:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 25 January 2074 at 06:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.239°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.239° in the next northern standstill on 8 February 2074 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05 in ♌ Leo, 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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