Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2076 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | February 2076

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

Waning Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 February 2076 at 23:49.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1860"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1939".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2076 after 25 days on 20 March 2076 at 16:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 941 / 1894

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 17 February 2076 at 01:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2076 at 17:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 385 321 km

Moon is 385 321 km (239 427 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 806 km (224 194 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 15 February 2076 at 04:47 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 February 2076 at 09:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 15 February 2076 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.589°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.705° in the next southern standstill on 29 February 2076 at 23:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 5 March 2076 at 07:24 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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