Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 February 2076 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | February 2076

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 February 2076 at 18:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1942".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2076 after 4 days on 19 February 2076 at 23:49.

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 941 / 1894

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 941 of Meeus index or 1894 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 941 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2076. It is longer than next lunation 942 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.4°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2076 at 07:52 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 17 February 2076 at 01:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 727 km

Moon is 403 727 km (250 864 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 053 km (252 310 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 04:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 February 2076 at 09:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 04:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in northern standstill

At 19:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.589°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.705° in its southern standstill point on 29 February 2076 at 23:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 19 February 2076 at 23:49 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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