Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 February 2078 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | February 2078

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

Waning Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".

Wolf Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2078 after 23 days on 26 February 2078 at 17:50.

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 965 / 1918

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 965 of Meeus index or 1918 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 965 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 966 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠294.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.6°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:07, this is 15 days after last perigee on 18 January 2078 at 18:32 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2078 at 23:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 608 km

This apogee Moon is 404 608 km (251 412 mi) away from Earth. It is 800 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 101 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2078 at 17:10 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2078 at 19:13 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 25 January 2078 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.499°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.587° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2078 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 February 2078 at 13:59 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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