Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 February 2074 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 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 11 February 2074 at 21:05.

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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 27 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

9 days 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 2 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 371 093 km

Moon is 371 093 km (230 586 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 554 km (228 387 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 11 February 2074 at 01:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 February 2074 at 22:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 8 February 2074 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.239°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.259° in the next southern standstill on 21 February 2074 at 13:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 25 February 2074 at 22:00 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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